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See the winners of the National Book Foundation’s “5 under 35” prize

Two short story collections and three novels from debut authors made the 2019 list.

The Parisian by Isabella Hammad

Selected by: Viet Thanh Nguyen, 2016 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction

From the publisher: “A masterful debut novel by Plimpton Prize winner Isabella Hammad, The Parisian illuminates a pivotal period of Palestinian history through the journey and romances of one young man, from his studies in France during World War I to his return to Palestine at the dawn of its battle for independence.”

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