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Five Jews Land on ‘New Yorker’ Authors List

Including one The Scroll stupidly left out!

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David Bezmozgis, the writer I forgot.(Courtesy David Bezmozgis)

When The New Yorker announced last month that it would publish a list of 20 promising fiction writers under 40, I stepped in with a lists of my own: The 20 most likely Jewish entrants, and the five I was most strongly predicting.

Well, the actual list has been released, and it turns out there are exactly five Jews … but only four of the ones I predicted, and, even worse, the fifth was not even on my list of 20! David Bezmozgis, I am so, so sorry! I will find a way to atone for this. I promise.

Nope, wait, it gets worse: He contributed two pieces to Nextbook.org, Tablet Magazine’s predecessor. Check ‘em out.

The other four, incidentally, who made the New Yorker list and were on both of mine, are: Jonathan Safran Foer; Rivka Galchen; Nicole Krauss; and Tablet Magazine contributing editor Gary Shteyngart.

Finally, 15 not Jewish writers who are also probably worth reading are on the list. (Needless to say, my Guaranteed Lock, Wells Tower, made the cut.)

The New Yorker’s ‘20 Under 40’ [Arts Beat]
Earlier: All the Jewish Young Literary Men (and Women)

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Five Jews Land on ‘New Yorker’ Authors List

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