Six Workshop Alumni on The New Yorker's "20 Under 40"
June 8, 2010
Chris Adrian, Daniel Alarcón, Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Yiyun Li, Z.Z. Packer, and Salvatore Scibona have all been named to The New Yorker 's "20 Under 40," a list of twenty fiction writers, under the age of forty, who "capture the inventiveness and the vitality of contemporary American fiction," featured in the magazine's "Summer Fiction" issue.
In "Picking the Top Twenty Writers Under Forty," the section's editors described a commonality among the twenty writers: "They are all aiming for greatness: fighting to get our attention, and to hold it, in a culture that is flooded with words, sounds, and pictures; fighting to surprise, to entertain, to teach, and to move not only us, but generations of readers to come."
Salvatore Scibona's short story, "The Kid," and "Dayward,' by ZZ Packer, were published in the magazine's Summer Fiction issue; short stories aby Chris Adrian, Daniel Alarcón, Sarah Sun-Lien Bynum, and Yiyun Li will be published in The New Yorker later this summer.
For more information:
New Yorker's Summer Fiction "20 under 40"
New Yorker Editors discuss the Summer Fiction Issue
20 Under 40 Q&A: Chris Adrian
20 Under 40 Q&A: Daniel Alarcón
20 Under 40 Q&A: Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
20 Under 40 Q&A: Yiyun Li
20 Under 40 Q&A: Z.Z. Packer
20 Under 40 Q&A: Salvatore Scibona