AUTHOR panel discussion and reading, featuring 2015 5 Under 35 Honorees:

2014 5 Under 35 Honorees
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The National Book Foundation is delighted to partner with the Library of Congress to launch an annual 5 Under 35 series in Washington, D.C.
On November 19, all five of the 2015 5 Under 35 honorees will appear at the Library of Congress for a reading and a panel that will be free and open to the public.
3:00 p.m. - Colin Barrett, Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, Tracy O’Neill, and Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi participate in a moderated discussion with Benjamin Samuel, program manager at the National Book Foundation.
6:30 p.m. - The 5 Under 35 Honorees return to read selections of their acclaimed books.
Book sales and signing to follow.
Location: Montpelier Room, 6th floor, James Madison Building
No RSVP is necessary. Free and open to the public.
For more information contact: (202) 707-5394

Ben Samuel, Moderator

Benjamin Samuel is the Program Manager of Community Engagement at the National Book Foundation and Editor-at-Large at Electric Literature, where he co-founded a weekly fiction magazine called Recommended Reading. He has an MFA from Brooklyn College, and his writing has been published by McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Men's Journal, BuzzFeed, Flavorwire, Guernica, and anthologized in Paper Dreams: Writers and Editors on the American Literary Magazine.  
> Twitter: @bensam
The 5 Under 35 program, now in its tenth year, honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists, or previous 5 Under 35 Honorees. Since 2006, the program has introduced the next generation of writers, including Téa Obreht, Karen Russell, and Justin Torres. Supported by a generous donation from Amazon Literary Partnerships, the Foundation offers the 5 Under 35 authors a cash award of $1,000 each. Additionally, each Honoree will be invited to appear at a special event in Miami, FL in the Spring of 2016, in partnership with Miami Book Fair International.