20 Under 40

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (b. 1977)
  • Purple Hibiscus
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • The Thing Around Your Neck (short stories)
  • Americanah
Chris Adrian (b. 1970)
  • Gob's Grief
  • A Better Angel (short stories)
  • The Children's Hospital
  • The Great Night
Daniel Alarcon (b. 1977)
  • War by Candlelight (short stories)
  • Lost City Radio
  • At Night We Walk in Circles
David Bezmozgis (b. 1973)
  • Natasha and Other Stories (short stories)
  • The Free World
Sarah Shun-lien Bynum (b. 1972)
  • Madeleine Is Sleeping
  • Ms. Hempel Chronicles
Joshua Ferris (b. 1974)
Jonathan Safran Foer (b. 1977)
  • Everything Is Illuminated
  • Incredibly Loud and Incredibly Close
  • Eating Animals
  • Tree of Codes
  • Escape from Children's Hospital (2014)
Nell Freudenberger (b. 1974)
  • Lucky Girls (short stories)
  • The Dissident
  • The Newlyweds
Rivka Galchen (b. 1976)
  • Atmospheric Disturbances
Nicole Krauss (b. 1974)
Yiyun Li (b. 1972)
  • A Thousand Years of Good Prayers (short stories)
  • The Vagrants
  • Gold Boy, Emerald Girl (short stories)
  • Kinder Than Solitude (2014)
Dinaw Mengestu (b. 1978)
  • The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears
  • How to Read the Air
  • All Our Names (2014)
Philipp Meyer (b. 1974)
  • American Rust
  • The Son 
C.E. Morgan (b. 1976)
  • All the Living
Tea Obreht (b. 1985)
Z.Z. Packer (b. 1973)
  • Drinking Coffee Elsewhere (short stories)
Karen Russell (b. 1981)
  • St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves (short stories)
  • Swamplandia! (4 stars)
  • Vampires in the Lemon Grove 
Salvatore Scibona (b. 1975)
  • The End
Gary Shteyngart (b. 1972)
  • Russian Debutante's Handbook
  • Absurdistan
  • Super Sad True Love Story
  • Little Failures
Wells Tower (b. 1973)
  • Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned (short stories)