Thursday, May 16, 2013

Best of Young British Novelists

Martin Amis, Pat Barker, William Boyd, Ian McEwan, Salmon Rushdie. Iain Banks, Alan Hollinghurst, A. L. Kennedy, Will Self, Jeanette Winterson. Monica Ali, Sarah Waters, Nicola Barker, David Mitchell, Hari Kunzru, Zadie Smith. These major British Novelists were all included in past Best of Young British Novelists issues of Granta. Each issue is a unique anthology, a snapshot of the taste of a particular time, a statement about what constitutes quality in the novel, and a portrait of some of our best writers in the English language at the beginning of their careers. Thanks to our event for The Best of Young British Novelists 4, we have a limited number of Best of Young British Novelists 1, 2, and 3. You could think of these as collectors items, a full set would look very nice on a shelf indeed, but they're also a really cool reading experience, a chance to look back in time and see what some of our favorite authors were writing, ten, twenty, and thirty years ago.

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