The NYPL Announces 2020 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists

The award is given to an American writer aged thirty-five and younger for their work in fiction. Some past award winners include Amelia Gray, Colson Whitehead, and Lesley Nneka Arimah.

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The New York Public Library has announced this year’s finalists for “The Young Lions Fiction Award.” The New York Public Library has been celebrating the work of young writers for the last twenty years with the award. The Young Lions Fiction Award was founded in 2001 by Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland. The award is given to an American writer aged thirty-five and younger for their work in fiction. Some past award winners include Amelia Gray, Colson Whitehead, and Lesley Nneka Arimah.

 

 

The finalists are selected by a group of writers, editors, and librarians. This year’s judging panel includes last year’s winner, author of the novel Severance, Ling Ma. The winner will receive a $10,000 prize. Here are this year’s finalists:

 

Lot by Bryan Washington

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Home Remedies by Xuan Juliana Wang

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Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

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Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

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Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips

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Congrats to all the finalists!

 

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