national book foundation's "5 under 35"

The National Book Foundation has chosen author Charles Yu as one of its annual 5 Under 35. The distinction highlights the work of the next generation of fiction writers by asking five previous National Book Awards fiction winners and finalists to select one fiction writer under the age of 35 whose work they find particularly promising and exciting. I've previously mentioned Charles' first book Third Class Superhero here on the site. It's a pretty good read, so it's nice to hear he's getting noticed. Very cool. He'll be honored with the rest of the five at a celebration in downtown Manhattan next month. Learn more about the the "5 Under 35" here.