Synopses & Reviews
In 1983 Granta magazine set out to identify the 20 best novelists under 40 in Britain. This list included Martin Amis, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie. In 1993 Granta chose again, and among the selected works presented were those by Kazuo Ishiguro, Jeanette Winterson, and Hanif Kureishi. In 1995 Granta published its Best of Young American Novelists issue - including Jonathan Franzen long before he penned The Corrections, Lorrie Moore before Birds of America had taken off, as well as other now well-known names like Edwidge Danticat and Jeffrey Eugenides. Contributors to the first two volumes in the series included six Booker Award winners and nine recipients of the Whitbread Award. Now, Granta is poised to present the best of young British novelists for the third time. Guaranteed to provide scintillating reading, this issue features new work by the 20 selected young writers, giving the clearest picture yet of an exciting new generation.
Contributors to the first two volumes in the "Granta" series include six Booker Award winners and nine recipients of the Whitbread Award. This is a collection of their writings.
Table of Contents
Helen and Julia / Sarah Waters -- Dinner with Dr. Azad / Monica Ali -- Gas, boys, gas / Andrew O'Hagan -- At the villa Cockroft / Dan Rhodes -- Field study / Rachel Seiffert -- The hare / Toby Litt -- After Caravaggio's sacrifice of Isaac / Rachel Cusk -- The Costa pool bums / Alan Warner -- The balance / Nicola Barker -- The January man / David Mitchell -- The clangers / Susan Elderkin -- Postcards from Britain / Stephen Gill -- Leading men / Peter Ho Davies -- Room 536 / A.L. Kennedy -- Look at me, I'm beautiful / Ben Rice -- Here we go / David Peace -- Lila.exe / Hari Kunzru -- In time of war / Philip Hensher -- The dreamed / Robert McLiam Wilson -- Martha, Martha / Zadie Smith -- The cyrillic alphabet / Adam Thirlwell.