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20 Under 40

Carolyn Gregoire

Here's Everything That's Wrong With Our 'Under 30' Obsession

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

Forbes' 30 Under 30. The New Yorker's 20 Under 40. Inc.'s 35 Under 35. Fortune's 40 Under 40. TIME's 30 Under 30. Sensing a pattern? We see it ...

Zadie Smith, Chuck Klosterman

newhavenreview.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

OK, so you may remember that a few months back a little magazine called The New Yorker decided to make a list of 20 top fiction writers under the age ...

Death of the Literati: Good Riddance to Closed-Mindedness

Jason Pinter | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

The Literati have been dividing literary culture for years, decrying popular fiction, dismissing authors, genres and authors exploring new media. And by doing so they have journeyed far, far away from the realm of relevancy.

The UK Telegraph vs. The New Yorker

Ru Freeman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Ru Freeman

A list of fiction writers that was, perhaps, missed by those on this side of the pond was the one in the UK Telegraph, which contains a determinedly multi-cultural list of 20 under 40, among whom my personal favorite is Rana Dasgupta.

20 Writers To Watch From The Independent Publishing Community

Dzanc Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The recent 20 Under 40 list composed by The New Yorker contains twenty authors, who in the estimation of the staff of The New Yorker, are "fiction wri...

Is Fiction Culturally Irrelevant?

The New York Observer | Lee Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amid all the hubbub provoked by The New Yorker's "20 Under 40" list, one elephant-sized fact has been hidden in plain view. Fiction has become cultura...

The Telegraph's List Of The 20 Best British Writers Under 40

Telegraph | Lorna Bradbury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Given the fact that it has been nearly a decade since Granta's last "Best of Young British Novelists" list, we set ourselves the challenge of coming u...

How Old Can A 'Young Writer' Be?

The New York Times | SAM TANENHAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

IT may well be that the writers singled out by The New Yorker have already written lasting works. But it is a mistake to assume that because they are ...

The New Yorker's 20 Best Writers Under 40: What You Should Know About These Talented Young Authors (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Caroline Eisenmann/Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This week's issue of The New Yorker includes a list that's been creating controversy all over the web -- the editors' choices for the 20 best fiction ...

The New Yorker On Picking The Top 20 Writers Under 40

The New Yorker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The habit of list-making can seem arbitrary or absurd, leaving the list-makers endlessly open to second-guessing (although to encourage such second-gu...

20 Best Writers Under 40 In 1970: More Successful Than Young Authors Today?

The Millions | Jeff Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The majority of these writers are in their mid-to-late 30's and are just now at the start of what we hope will be a long and fruitful career. But if y...

The New Yorker To Name 20 Best Authors Under 40

The New York Observer | Leon Neyfakh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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 mos...