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June 2 2010 6:35 PM

The New Yorker Identifies the 20 Best Young Fiction Writers Who Mostly Already Write for the New Yorker

Monday's New Yorker will present a "20 Under 40" list of important young fiction writers, as selected by the magazine. The New York Times gets editor David Remnick's take on this version of the infrequently published list:

Beyond their age, the writers on the list have nothing in common, said David Remnick , the editor of The New Yorker.

"If they had too much in common, it would be really boring," he said in an interview.

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 Among the 20 names on the list: Nicole Krauss, 35; Jonathan Safran Foer, 33 .

 

Tom Scocca is the managing editor of Deadspin and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future.