It's been a great pleasure being one of the judges of the New York Public Library's 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award, which champions emerging writers and encourages innovation and excellence in contemporary fiction. The winner will be announced on June 7th and chosen from among this year's finalists:
Lesley Nneka Arimah, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Venita Blackburn, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes
Gabe Habash, Stephen Florida
Emily Ruskovich, Idaho
Jenny Zhang, Sour Heart
More details here.