Lydia Peelle named one of the 5 under 35!


Congratulations are in order for One Story author Lydia Peelle (issue #87, “Reasons for and Advantages of Breathing”), who has been selected as one of the Top 5 Authors Under 35 this year. Lydia was chosen by 2008 National Book Award fiction nominee Salvatore Scibona and was named alongside fellow short-story writer Karen Russell, and the novelists Ceridwen Dovey, C.E. Morgan, and Josh Weil. The honor is given out by the National Book Foundation and recognizes emerging talent in the fiction world. Its yearly celebration, to be held in Brooklyn on November 16th, kicks off National Book Awards week, which culminates in the announcement of the 2009 winners. More information on Lydia and the other honorees can be found here. And if you haven’t yet, be sure to pick up Lydia’s book, which the NYTimes says has “a wildness under the surface … that calls to mind masters of the unsettling short story like Mary Gaitskill, or even Alice Munro.” Get it here or at your favorite local book store.

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