Where the Cool Kids Are

The New Yorker will publish its “20 Under 40” list of fiction writers worth watching on Monday, but the New York Times has leaked the names already. First on the list–OK, it’s alphabetical, but still–is Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, author of The Thing Around Your Neck. She’ll be at M&Q on Sunday, June 13, at 4:00pm, so you can hear for yourself what all the hubbub is about. (Short version: She’s awesome.)

You will also be able to meet the list-worthy Gary Shteyngart at M&Q at 7:30pm, Tuesday, September 21, when he stops by to read from his new satirical novel Super Sad True Love Story.

There’s even a third author on the list who will be here later this year, but I can’t tell you who just yet. Stay tuned.

Oh, oh… and Wells Tower is on the list and he was here in February, reading from Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned. But you knew that because you get our newsletter already.

The NYT‘s full list is here. Or just read the M&Q event page. It’s about the same thing.–David E