Paul Yoon: 5 Under 35
This week the National Book Foundation announced their short list of 5 talented new authors under 35. Chosen by National Book Award Winners and Finalists, the recognition for Paul Yoon, author of 2009′s Once the Shore, has sent all of us at Sarabande into fits of dancing and celebratory snacking.
We’re thrilled to be a home to mid-career authors, lions of literature, and young writers making splashy, superlative debuts.
2010 National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree
The New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2009
Publishers Weekly’s 100 Best Books of 2009
NPR’s Best Debut Fiction of 2009
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 2009 Holiday Books
Winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award from Ploughshares
Spanning over half a century—from the years just before the Korean War to the present—the eight stories in this collection reveal an intricate and unforgettable portrait of a single island in the South Pacific. Novelistic in scope, daring in its varied environments,Once the Shore introduces a remarkable new voice in international fiction.