Synopses & Reviews
As with the first two Best of Young British Novelists issues, Granta's 2003 list was compelling and prescient. The issue introduced readers to fiction by Zadie Smith, David Mitchell, and Monica Ali. From Ben Rice's story of marital crises among Koi fanciers to Hari Kunzru's account of the development of a Bollywood-inspired computer virus, this reissue showcases the panorama and vibrancy of contemporary British literature.
For the third time, Granta has selected 20 writers under 40 whose writing represents the best promise or achievement in British fiction. The collection includes stories by Sarah Waters, Rachel Cusk, Robert McLiam Wilson, Rachel Seiffert, Philip Hensher, A. L. Kennedy and Toby Litt.