Two of our wonderful writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Karen Russell, have been included by The New Yorker in their periodic list of 20 writers under 40-years-old worth watching. The list will be published in the double fiction issue of The New Yorker that arrives on newsstands Monday.
Until then, take a look at Adichie and Russell’s backlist:
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
(From left to right: Half of a Yellow Sun, Purple Hibiscus, The Thing Around Your Neck)
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves
Russell also had a great quote in The New York Times about the honor that I’ve just got to share: “It’s such a wonderful compliment. But there’s a pressure too. You want to honor that vote of confidence. You’re like: ‘Thanks for putting me in the game, coach. Oh God, I hope I’m not going to be one who is distracted by a butterfly and drops the ball.’ ”