Four authors have been included in Time’s first “Time 100 Next” list, a new feature debuting in the magazine’s Nov. 25 issue that spotlights 100 rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health and other categories.

The four authors are:

Chanel Miller (age 27), whose memoir Know My Name (Viking) will forever transform the way we think about sexual assault, challenging our beliefs about what is acceptable and speaking truth to the tumultuous reality of healing. Writes Christine Blasey Ford in Time, “As ‘Emily Doe,’ she courageously testified against a man who sexually assaulted her and read her victim-impact statement in court, looking right at him… And when her statement went viral, she gave millions of survivors their own ‘today.’”

Jason Reynolds (age 35), cited by Ibram X. Kendi in Time as “a leader in the popular middle-grade and young adult genres…He is becoming one of the most treasured authors of our time for ushering youngsters, especially Black teens, out of the boredom and into the lifelines and lifetimes of reading.” Look Both Ways (Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books) is a National Book Award finalist.

Ryan O’Connell  (age 32) is an author but also many other things. He is a beloved blogger who has become the voice of an online generation. In I’m Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves (Simon & Schuster) he has written an unforgettable and hilarious memoir-meets-manifesto exploring what it means to be a millennial gay man living with cerebral palsy.

Sally Rooney (age 28), whose Normal People (Hogarth) (our review here) and earlier Conversations With Friends get her on the Time list with the headline “Capturing Character.” Writes Meg Wolitzer, “Some writing can be intrusive, as if the writer is suggesting you don’t know enough to navigate her world on your own. But in her novels, Rooney lets her characters talk.”