>Ron Currie, Jr. wins Young Lions Award

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As reported in The Sun this morning, Ron Currie, Jr. (The Captain, issue 13) was awarded the Young Lions Award at the New York Public Library Monday night for his incredible book, God Is Dead. Winners from previous years include Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation; Monique Truong, Book of Salt; Anthony Doerr, The Shell Collector; Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything is Illuminated; Colson Whitehead, John Henry Days; and Mark Z. Danielewski, House of Leaves.

Other finalists this year were Ellen Litman, The Last Chicken in America; Peter Nathaniel Malae, Teach the Free Man; Dinaw Mengestu, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears; and Emily Mitchell, The Last Summer of the World.

Congratulations, Ron!

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