The literary world exhaled today as the New Yorker released its “20 Under 40” list of young (and envy-inducing) writers.
The NY Times had the scoop: “there is an even number of men and women, a characteristic that Deborah Treisman, the magazine’s fiction editor, called ‘a rewarding accident, in terms of what it says about equal opportunity on the literary playing field these days.’ (The 1999 list included only five women, The New York Observer noted in May.)”
Among the winners, only two were in their twenties: 24-year-old Tea Obreht and 28-year-old Karen Russell.
The complete list follows after the jump. Add all the writers they missed in the comments section for a future post.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Jonathan Safran Foer
C. E. Morgan
Z Z Packer