The New Yorker To Name 20 Best Writers Under 40

05/12/2010 10:35 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Leon Neyfakh The New York Observer

On June 7, The New Yorker will publish a double fiction issue in which it will name 20 individuals under the age of 40 whom they believe to be the most talented and important American writers of their generation. The authors who are being considered for the list have been told that they will be notified on Friday, or Monday at the latest, whether they have made the cut. Right now, they're waiting anxiously while the fiction editors at the magazine, led by Deborah Treisman, make their final decisions in congress with editor in chief David Remnick.

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