Post­ed by Nao­mi Firestone-Teeter

The New York­ers list of 20 promis­ing fic­tion writ­ers under 40 has been released (for the first time in a decade) and the list includes five Jew­ish authors:

Jonathan Safran Foer
Riv­ka Galchen
Nicole Krauss
Gary Shteyn­gart
David Bez­mozgis

Read more on Tablet here.

Orig­i­nal­ly from Lan­cast­er, Penn­syl­va­nia, Nao­mi is the CEO of Jew­ish Book Coun­cil. She grad­u­at­ed from Emory Uni­ver­si­ty with degrees in Eng­lish and Art His­to­ry and, in addi­tion, stud­ied at Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege Lon­don. Pri­or to her role as exec­u­tive direc­tor, Nao­mi served as the found­ing edi­tor of the JBC web­site and blog and man­ag­ing edi­tor of Jew­ish Book World. In addi­tion, she has over­seen JBC’s dig­i­tal ini­tia­tives, and also devel­oped the JBC’s Vis­it­ing Scribe series and Unpack­ing the Book: Jew­ish Writ­ers in Conversation.