Yesterday the New York Public Library announced the five finalists for the 2010 Young Lions Fiction Award, a $10,000 prize awarded each annually to a writer under 35-years-old. In the video embedded above, GalleyCat caught up with last year’s prize winner, Salvatore Scibona.

After the jump, you can watch our interview with 2009 finalist Rivka Galchen. The five finalists for 2010 are:

Jedediah Berry for The Manual of Detection (The Penguin Press)
Katie Kitamura for The Longshot (Free Press)
Philipp Meyer for American Rust (Spiegel and Grau)
C.E. Morgan for All the Living (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
Wells Tower for Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)

Here’s more about the award: “Established in 2001, this annual award recognizes the work of young authors and celebrates their accomplishments publicly, making a difference in their lives as they continue to build their careers. The Young Lions Fiction Award was spearheaded by Young Lions Committee members Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland.”

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