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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Makes The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" List

The Thing Around Your NeckChimamanda Ngozi AdichieThe New Yorker has released its “20 Under 40″ list for the year 2010, a prestigious list which leaves a wake of envy and admiration. Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is one of the 20 young authors, all under 40 years of age, on this year’s list. The New Yorker will published the official list on Monday, but until then here’s the news courtesy The New York Times:

There are 10 women and 10 men, satirists and modernists, from Miami and Ethiopia and Peru and Chicago. And none of them were born before 1970.

The New Yorker has chosen its “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers worth watching, a group assembled by the magazine’s editors in a lengthy, secretive process that has provoked considerable anxiety among young literary types. The list will be published in the double fiction issue of The New Yorker that arrives on newsstands Monday. All of the writers were told two weeks ago that they had made the cut.

They are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 32; Chris Adrian, 39; Daniel Alarcón, 33; David Bezmozgis, 37; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, 38; Joshua Ferris, 35; Jonathan Safran Foer, 33; Nell Freudenberger, 35; Rivka Galchen, 34; Nicole Krauss, 35; Yiyun Li, 37; Dinaw Mengestu, 31; Philipp Meyer, 36; C. E. Morgan, 33; Téa Obreht, 24; Z Z Packer, 37; Karen Russell, 28; Salvatore Scibona, 35; Gary Shteyngart, 37; and Wells Tower, 37.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    June 5th, 2010 @15:46 #
     
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    Also on the list is one Dinaw Mengestu, born in Ethiopia, who we got to know a bit when he visited the Time of the Writer in Durban two or three years back. Great to see him there.

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