20 Under 40

The New  Yorker‘s Summer Fiction Issue features its list of “20 under 40.” Published every 10 years or so, this list features a handful of writers “who capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction.” These lucky few are the young fiction writers whom The New Yorker editors “believe are, or will be, key to their generation.”

Of course, there are many bright, talented young writers who didn’t make this list. But if you’re simply looking forward to some fresh literary voices or wondering what the future of American literature might look like, look no further:

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Chris Adrian
Daniel Alarcon
David Bezmozgis
Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum

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Joshua Ferris
Jonathan Safran Foer
Nell Freudenberger
Rivka Galchen
Nicole Krauss

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Yiyun Li
Dinaw Mengestu
Philipp Meyer
C.E. Morgan
Tea Obreht

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Karen Russell
Salvatore Scibona
Gary Shteyngart
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