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Congratulations to the 2014
5 Under 35 Honorees!

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The NBF is proud to announce the distinguished young writers who've been named our new 5 Under 35 Honorees. Each of them was selected by a National Book Award Winner or Finalist, and they'll be celebrated at a ceremony on November 17, hosted by Questlove.

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Galway Kinnell
A National Book Award Winner, Galway Kinnell died in his home in Sheffield, Vermont, October 28. Born in 1927, Kinnell was among a generation of post-war poets preoccupied with the harsher of life’s experiences. “Kinnell is intoxicated by the idea of being faithful to something— anything— real,” writes Katie Peterson on the NBF website of Kinnell’s 1983 National Book Award Winning collection, Selected Poems. “In the intense lived moment, Kinnell finds what seems to him the only beautiful struggle against death.”

 

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