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National Book Foundation Unveils 5 Under 35 Honorees

279-300x300From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant author Alex Gilvarry, Faces in the Crowd author Valeria Luiselli, Panic in a Suitcase author Yelena Akhtiorskaya, Redeployment author Phil Klay, and Night at the Fiestas: Stories author Kirstin Valdez Quade have been named this year’s 5 under 35 authors at the National Book Awards.

According to the press release, each honoree will receive a $1,000 cash prize. The National Book Foundation will celebrate these authors at an event at Brooklyn’s powerHouse Arena on November 17, 2014.

Musician and author Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson will play the host. The New Yorker editor Ben Greenman will jump behind the turntables to serve as DJ. Memoir writer Rosie Schaap will handle the drinks and shakers as the guest bartender for the evening. (via BuzzFeed)

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Kirstin Valdez Quade Wins 2013 Narrative Prize

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Kirstin Valdez Quade has won the 2013 Narrative Prize, picked by the editors of Narrative Magazine for writing “the best work by a new or emerging writer published this past year in Narrative.”

The award includes a $4,000 prize from the 10 year old magazine. here’s more from the release:

Previous Narrative Prize winners include National Book Award finalist Anthony Marra, whose acclaimed first novel, A Vital Constellation of Phenomena, grew out of the short story “Chechnya,” for which he received the 2010 Narrative Prize. Other winners include Nathan Poole (Father Brother Keeper), Natalie Diaz (When My Brother Was an Aztec), Min Jin Lee (Free Food for Millionaires), and Michael Dickman (The End of the West).