As you probably know, once a decade Granta unveils a selection of what they consider to be the 20 best British novelists under the age of forty. Today the new list came out, and the next issue will contain a selection from each of the following authors.

  • Naomi Alderman
  • Tahmima Anam
  • Ned Beauman
  • Jenni Fagan
  • Adam Foulds
  • Xiaolu Guo
  • Sarah Hall
  • Steven Hall
  • Joanna Kavenna
  • Benjamin Markovits
  • Nadifa Mohamed
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • Ross Raisin
  • Sunjeev Sahota
  • Taiye Selasi
  • Kamila Shamsie
  • Zadie Smith
  • David Szalay
  • Adam Thirlwell
  • Evie Wyld

The only novel I’ve reviewed from any of the above authors is Kamila Shamsie’s Burnt Shadows (review here). It will be interesting to track these careers to see which of these young authors meet these high expectations.

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