The National Book Foundations "5 Under 35" awards this year went to the following diverse (and very attractive! And actually also very talented! Love that Jennifer DuBois! Would read the rest of them!) crew of writers:
• one with an MFA from Iowa;
• another with an MFA from Iowa;
• one with an MFA from the New School;
• oh also here's one with an MFA from Iowa;
• one with an MFA from Ohio State University.
The prize carries a $1000 award, which I'm sure the writers feel nicely offsets the out-of-state, pre-teaching cost of $41,512 per year of the Iowa Writer's Workshop. Help a young person, go buy a book today!