Presenter of the National Book Awards
Congratulations to the 2015 5 Under 35 Honorees!
The National Book Foundation is proud to announce the distinguished young writers who've been named our new 5 Under 35 Honorees. Each of them was selected by a 5 Under 35 author from a previous year, and they'll be celebrated at a ceremony on November 16, hosted by LeVar Burton.
The 2015 National Book Awards Longlist
Young People's Literature
More interviews with our BookUp faculty
Our BookUp faculty do great work both inside and outside the classroom. Last month, we interviewed Daniel José Older, and we've recently sat down with two more instructors.
"Awards like this aimed at young people are particularly exciting as they honor a whole new generation of writers — and this generation is definitely not made up of only rich white guys. This year’s list includes a diverse range of ethnicities, and four out of five of the honorees are women. I don’t know about you, but for me this more than counters the feeling of jealousy that I get whenever young people are credited for having done more with their life than watch 10 hours of Netflix a day."