This is the second year in a row that the National Book Foundation has worked with BuzzFeed to release the list. The award, which is in its 10th year, celebrates five young, emerging authors. The honorees will be honored at a private ceremony at powerHouse Arena in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Nov. 16. Each author will receive a $1,000 prize. Here is more from the press release about how this year’s selection committee:
This year’s selection committee includes Phil Klay, author of Redeployment, winner of the 2014 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2014 5 Under 35 Honoree; Fiona Maazel, author of Woke Up Lonely and a 2008 5 Under 35 Honoree; Dinaw Mengestu, author All Our Names and a 2007 5 Under 35 Honoree; ZZ Packer, author of Drinking Coffee Elsewhere and a 2006 5 Under 35 Honoree; and Paul Yoon, author of Snow Hunters and a 2010 5 Under 35 Honoree.