Also from GalleyCat, the shortlist for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award (“For Five Young Writers, a Library’s Lions Roar,” by Ron Hogan):
The Children’s Hospital, by Chris Adrian (McSweeney’s)
The Brief History of the Dead, by Kevin Brockmeier (Pantheon)
Whiteman, by Tony D’Souza (Harcourt)
The Dream Life of Sukhanov, by Olga Grushin (Putnam/Marian Wood)
St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves, by Karen Russell (Knopf)
Man-of-letters Ethan Hawke was instrumental in the founding of this award, but you won’t catch me making any Ethan Hawke jokes here.