Every year, the New York Public Library & Ethan Hawke award $25k to a writer under 35 based on a book she published the previous year. Here’s the full press release. Here is this year’s list:
Citrus County by John Brandon (McSweeney’s)
Vida by Patricia Engel (Grove Press)
The Instructions by Adam Levin (McSweeney’s)
Death Is Not an Option by Suzanne Rivecca (W.W. Norton & Company)
Kapitoil by Teddy Wayne (Harper Perennial)
What do you think about this list? What have you read on this list? Who “deserves” it? Who’s missing? What was your favorite book published in 2010 written by a writer under 35?