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With engaging humility, outgoing editor Ian Jack describes the current collection as 'our provisional and partial portrait of those who were young and wrote good fiction in America in the early years of the 21st century' Though almost all the writing is assured, the stories betray a great deal of uncertainty about sex, religion, war and belonging. What is striking is that this uncertainty has provoked intense curiosity: If these are the inheritors of American letters, then the future looks bright" - Olivia Laing, Paperback of the Week, Observer "The first thing to strike a casual reader is the list's multi-ethnic composition Also striking is the lack of an obvious 'school' or influence Doer's "Procreate, Generate" is a powerful and effective piece Some you might recognise - such as uber author couple Nicole Krauss and Jonathan Safran Foer - and others you wont.

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There's a lot of bold and challenging work here" - The London Paper "The collection is a lucky dip but there's a global, outward looking feel to many of the stories An intriguing, encouraging selection" - Jonathan Gibbs, Metro "Short, sharp - and fantastic But the best fiction resists generalisation, and a high proportion of these pieces are wonderfully particular; the idiosyncratic products of vigorous, unusual minds" - First Post "Ian Jack and his fellow editors It's enough to make unpublished writers jump out of garret windows Vital" - Hugh Tynan, The Irish Examiner "It's all good news here; the second installment of Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists, comprising a list of names largely unknown to the casual reader, is a book to buy, read and keep" - Asia Intelligence Wire -The list business is not as sparklingly new as it was when Granta sat in judgment on young British novelists for the first time in Amis, Rushdie, McEwan.

Granta 97, the anthology dedicated to these writers, is a splendid volume- - Stuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday -The second Granta list of Best Young American Authors validates the best things about US immigration, vital when so many in Europe have forgotten what a diverse, polyphonic, unmonolithic country it is The judges of this list offer a new model of writing in which -ethnicity, migration and 'abroad' [have] replaced social class as a source of tension.

If these are the inheritors of American letters, then the future looks bright- - Olivia Laing, Paperback of the Week, Observer -The first thing to strike a casual reader is the list's multi-ethnic composition Doer's -Procreate, Generate- is a powerful and effective piece There's a lot of bold and challenging work here- - The London Paper -The collection is a lucky dip but there's a global, outward looking feel to many of the stories An intriguing, encouraging selection- - Jonathan Gibbs, Metro -Short, sharp - and fantastic But the best fiction resists generalisation, and a high proportion of these pieces are wonderfully particular; the idiosyncratic products of vigorous, unusual minds- - First Post -Ian Jack and his fellow editors Vital- - Hugh Tynan, The Irish Examiner -It's all good news here; the second installment of Granta 's Best of Young American Novelists, comprising a list of names largely unknown to the casual reader, is a book to buy, read and keep- - Asia Intelligence Wire.

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At present, in Britain, there are at least indigenous active terrorist cells being monitored Travel Writing One of the most popular issues of Granta, now in its fifth printing. Bill Buford who wrote Among the Thugs originally as a project for the journal was the editor for its first 16 years in the new incarnation. No trivia or quizzes yet. Ena Karabelas rated it really liked it Oct 31, What leaps out of the new list, as the Granta judges have commented, is a heavy emphasis on things foreign An issue of stories, about the ways in which we make sense of the past.

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Here's how terms and conditions apply Go Cashless: Only on your first 2 cashless orders on Amazon. Offer period 4th Sep to 30th Sep. Cashback within 10 days. Offer valid only once per customer including mobile recharges and bill payments. 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.

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This book kept me sane in the sands of Iraq. Thank you Granta 81! May 14, Chris rated it liked it. Predictably at least as far as I'm concerned , Zadie Smith's Martha, Martha was the best story in this issue; head and shoulders above most of the others and an entire body and a pair of stilts above some of them for example, Sarah Waters' Helen and Julia which I singled out for derision in a previous update.

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In my opinion this, Granta's third selection of Young British Novelists isn't up to the admittedly very high standard set by the and collections. Compared to those, this is more uneven. A Sentimental Journey is the clear standout piece. It is brilliant - laugh out loud funny as well as compelling and I have added that book to my In my opinion this, Granta's third selection of Young British Novelists isn't up to the admittedly very high standard set by the and collections.

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Some of the writing here was a pretentious for my taste, especially The Hare by Toby Litt and The Balance by Nicola Barker but it did get better towards the back of the book. May 15, Ram rated it liked it Shelves: Just finished reading Granta 81 series, Best of Young British Novelists , a collection of short stories from writers resident in Britain and under the age of It may be a little old edition, but with Granta, you could take your own time to read and savour it.

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Jul 06, MacDara Conroy rated it really liked it. A fine compendium of stories from some of Britain's most promising writers. Ayako rated it it was amazing May 11, Stephanie Murphy rated it it was amazing Sep 03, Poppy rated it really liked it Feb 05, Bossy rated it really liked it Jul 21, Hari rated it it was ok Feb 04, Alison Hardtmann rated it really liked it Nov 25, Severuslovesme rated it really liked it Jul 04, Joanne Hughes rated it it was amazing Jan 04, Diane Wright rated it really liked it Aug 03,