Honoring the best of today's young writers. Join the New York Public Library's Young Lions for cocktails, music, and mingling as they toast our five finalists and announce this year's winner. 

2017 Young Lions Fiction Award Finalists:   

  • Clare Beams, We Show What We Have Learned
  • Brit Bennett, The Mothers
  • Nicole Dennis-Benn, Here Comes the Sun
  • Kaitlyn Greenidge, We Love You Charlie Freeman
  • Karan Mahajan, The Association of Small Bombs

Judges: Amelia Gray, Susan Minot, Salvatore Scibona

Thursday, June 1, 2017
7 p.m. Cocktail Reception

8 p.m. Ceremony
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum