We are delighted to announce that Lee Lai has been selected as a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for her debut novel Stone Fruit. This hugely prestigious award was set up to recognize young, debut fiction writers whose work promises to leave a lasting impression on the literary landscape. Honorees are chosen by existing authors; Lee was selected by Bryan Washington, author of the short story collection Lot. The prize will be awarded at a ceremony in New York in Spring 2022.
Congratulations, Lee! This is wonderful news, made all the more exciting for the fact that Stone Fruit is the first graphic novel ever chosen for this honor–we are so proud!
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