Knopf Author Clare Sestanovich Among This Year’s NBF “5 Under 35” Honorees


Clare Sestanovich, Photo: © Edward Friedman

The National Book Foundation announced its 5 Under 35 honorees for 2022, with Knopf author Clare Sestanovich among the chosen writers under the age of 35 whose work “promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape.” Congratulations to Ms. Sestanovich. Her debut story collection, OBJECTS OF DESIRE: Stories, published in 2021, was a finalist for the 2022 PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

Each 5 Under 35 honoree receives a $1,000 prize sponsored by the Amazon Literary Partnership and was selected by a National Book Award Winner, Finalist, or Longlisted author, or by an author previously recognized by the 5 Under 35 program. Ms. Sestanovich was chosen by Anthony Doerr, a National Book Award Finalist for Fiction in 2014 and 2021. In June, both the 2022 and 2021 honorees will be celebrated at an exclusive ceremony in Manhattan.

To view all of the 2022 5 Under 35 honorees, click here.

Posted: May 4, 2022