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Courtesy of the National Book Foundation.

Brooklyn Reads: National Book Foundation Celebrates 5 Under 35

Thursday, May 9, 2024

7:30–10 pm

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor


Get to know the 2024 National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 honorees during the prize’s second-annual public ceremony at the Museum. The award goes to five debut fiction authors whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary field.

Join us for an evening of readings and celebration, hosted by comedian and writer Karen Chee. The 2024 honorees will be introduced on stage by their selectors—five literary luminaries previously honored by the National Book Awards or 5 Under 35.

Antonia Angress, Sirens & Muses
Ballantine Books / Penguin Random House
Selected by Charles Baxter, 2000 National Book Award Finalist

Maya Binyam, Hangman
Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers
Selected by Alejandro Varela, 2022 National Book Award Finalist

Zain Khalid, Brother Alive
Grove Press / Grove Atlantic
Selected by Laila Lalami, 2019 National Book Award Finalist

Tyriek White, We Are a Haunting
Astra House / Astra Publishing House
Selected by Tiphanie Yanique, 2010 5 Under 35 Honoree

Jenny Tinghui Zhang, Four Treasures of the Sky
Flatiron Books / Macmillan Publishers
Selected by Adam Johnson, 2015 National Book Award Winner

Schedule

  • 7:30–9 pm: Award ceremony and readings, Auditorium, 3rd Floor
  • 9–10 pm: Reception and book sales, Beaux-Arts Court, 3rd Floor

Tickets are $20 and include admission to a cash-bar reception after the program. Member tickets are $12. Not a Member? Join today!

This program will include ASL interpretation. For access needs, email us at access@brooklynmuseum.org.