The University of Iowa

Jen duBois, Stuart Nadler, and Justin Torres for the National Book Foundation's "5 Under 35"

Congratulations to recent Workshop graduates Jennifer duBois (2009), Stuart Nadler (2008), and Justin Torres (2010), who have each been named to the National Book Foundation's 2012 "5 Under 35" list which recognizes five emerging writers of unusual promise.

Jennifer duBois's first novel, A Partial History of Lost Causes, was published this year by The Dial Press. She recently completed her Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University, where she now teaches. Jennifer's short fiction has appeared in PlayboyThe Missouri ReviewThe Kenyon ReviewThe Northwest ReviewThe South Carolina Review, and The Florida Review

Stuart Nadler is the author of The Book of Life, a collection of stories published in 2011 by Reagan Arthur/Back Bay Books. Recently, he was the Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin. His fiction has appeared in The Atlantic. His novel, Wise Men, will be published by Reagan Arthur Books in February 2013.

Justin Torres is the author of We The Animals, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2011. His work has appeared in The New YorkerHarper'sGranta, Tin House, and Glimmer Train. He was awarded the Truman Capote Fellowship to attend the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a United States Artist Rolón Fellowship in Literature, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford, and is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

The 5 Under 35 program, now in its seventh year, honors five young fiction writers selected by past National Book Award Winners and Finalists.

For more information about the authors or the 5 Under 35 program, please visit the National Book Foundation website at