The New Yorker Publishes Meaningless List Celebrating an Arbitrary Number of Writers under an Arbitrary Age

Because, people love reading lists: The New Yorker reveals their “20 Under 40” list, naming, um, 20 writers who are, like, under 40 years old and, you know, worth reading. Here’s the list, via The New York Times:

They are Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 32; Chris Adrian, 39; Daniel Alarcón, 33; David Bezmozgis, 37; Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, 38; Joshua Ferris, 35; Jonathan Safran Foer, 33; Nell Freudenberger, 35; Rivka Galchen, 34; Nicole Krauss, 35; Yiyun Li, 37; Dinaw Mengestu, 31; Philipp Meyer, 36; C. E. Morgan, 33; Téa Obreht, 24; Z Z Packer, 37; Karen Russell, 28; Salvatore Scibona, 35; Gary Shteyngart, 37; and Wells Tower, 37.

Glad to see that Biblioklept faves Wells Tower and Chris Adrian are getting their due.

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