December 11, 2010 10:15 PM
Have you heard of Tea Obreht? How about Sarah Shun-lien Bynum? Karen Russell or Yiyun Li? Salvatore Scibona? To many readers, these names are obscure. But each is extremely talented — so promising, in fact, that they’ve landed on The New Yorker’s list of young (not yet 40) writers worth watching.