The National Book Foundation will salute five authors under the age of 35 on Nov. 17 as part of National Book Week in November (which culminates in the National Book Award). Each one of these whippersnappers was chosen by a former NBA winner or finalist.
Sana Krasikov, One More Year (selected by Francine Prose, Blue Angel)
Nam Le, The Boat (selected by Mary Gaitskill, Veronica)
Fiona Maazel, Last Last Chance (selected by Jim Shepard, Like You'd Understand Anyway)