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    Here’s the shortlist for NYPL’s 2021 Young Lions Fiction award.

    Emily Temple

    April 9, 2021, 10:26am

    The New York Public Library has announced its finalists for the twenty-first annual Young Lions Fiction Award, which is given each year to an American writer age 35 or younger for a work of fiction. The finalists were chosen by committee of writers, editors, and librarians; the winner, who will receive $10,000, will be selected by a judging panel made up of Hernan Diaz, Emma Straub, and Yahdon Israel. The finalists are:

    Meng Jin, Little Gods
    Catherine Lacey, Pew
    Hilary Leichter, Temporary
    Brandon Taylor, Real Life
    C Pam Zhang, How Much of These Hills Is Gold

    The winner will be announced in a virtual ceremony on June 17.

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