Best Of Young British Novelists

16th April 2013

Xiaolu Guo and Sunjeev Sahota have been selected for Granta’s prestigious Best Of Young British Novelists. Published every ten years, the issue collects new work by twenty writers who represent the future of literature in Britain. The magazine is out now.

For three consecutive decades, Granta has had an astonishing high strike rate for predicting which young novelists will take a permanent place in the literary firmament – past selections have included Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, Kazuo Ishiguro, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Rose Tremain, Alan Hollinghurst, A.L. Kennedy, Will Self, Helen Simpson, Jeanette Winterson, David Mitchell and Zadie Smith. This year is no different.

Sahota’s extract, described by Salman Rushdie as “strong, fresh and true”, is taken from his forthcoming novel, THE YEAR OF THE RUNAWAYS, that will be published by Picador next year. And Guo, one of the twelve female writers dominating this year’s selection, will have the full version of her novel, CHINA, published by Random House in 2015.

For more information please visit the Granta website.

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