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The Fourteenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award

June 9, 2014

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The New York Public Library’s Young Lions Committee invites you to celebrate the presentation of the Fourteenth Annual Young Lions Fiction Award honoring the works of today’s best young fiction writers.  Selections from this year's finalists will be read by celebrated actors.

Monday, June 9, 2014
Reception 7:00 p.m. 
Ceremony 7:45 p.m.
RSVP Required: 

2014 Finalists
Matt Bell,  In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods
Jennifer duBois, Cartwheel
Anthony Marra, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena
Chinelo Okparanta, Happiness, Like Water
Paul Yoon, Snow Hunters

The New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award was founded by Ethan Hawke, Jennifer Rudolph Walsh, Rick Moody, and Hannah McFarland.  The Award is made possible by an endowment created with generous gifts from Russell Abrams, Nina Collins, Hannah and Gavin McFarland, Ethan Hawke, Stephan Loewentheil, Rick Moody, Andrea Olshan and Jennifer Rudolph Walsh.

This is a private event held exclusively for Young Lions of The New York Public Library.  The Young Lions Program is a special membership group for Library supporters in their 20s and 30s.  In appreciation of an annual contribution of $350 or more, members are offered exclusive benefits, including tours of the collections, screenings, forums, and members-only receptions.  To join, contact Karen Seo at 212.621.0293.

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