Young Lions Fiction Award

Armiah, Ruskovich, Zhang are Finalists for NYPL’s 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award

The New York Public Library has announced the five finalists for its 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award, which annually champions emerging writers and encourages innovation and excellence in contemporary fiction, with Penguin Random House imprints publishing three of the five authors’ books on this year’s shortlist. The winner will be announced on June 7 during an awards ceremony in the Celeste Bartos Forum of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at the New York Public Library.

Our Young Lions Fiction Award finalists: WHAT IT MEANS WHEN A MAN FALLS FROM THE SKY by Lesley Nneka Arimah (Riverhead) IDAHO by Emily Ruskovich (Random House) SOUR HEART by Jenny Zhang (Lenny) View the complete list of finalists here. Founded in 2001, the Young Lions Fiction Award is given annually to an American writer age 35 or younger for either a novel or collection of short stories. Each year, five young fiction writers are selected as finalists by a reading committee of writers, editors and librarians.