Kazuo Ishiguro, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Alan Hollinghurst, David Mitchell, Salmon Rushdie, Zadie Smith, Rose Tremain, Will Self, Jeannette Winterson long before they were household names, they were Granta Best of Young British Novelists. With each new list in 1983, 1993, and 2003 came new ways of witnessing the world, introductions to unforgettable characters and mysterious and addictive voices. In 2013, thirty years after the first collection, the magazine asks once again: Which writers are setting the bar for a new decade of British novels?
Look into Granta’s crystal ball and see the future of fiction rising up from the Big Smoke and beyond.
About the Author
John Freeman’s criticism has appeared in more than two hundred newspapers around the world, including The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (UK), and The Wall Street Journal. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, THE TYRANNY OF EMAIL, was published in 2009. HOW TO READ A NOVELIST will be published in 2013. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker and Zyzzyva.