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Granta 121: The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

Brazil, the great Jorge Amado said, is not a country but a continent. In this latest instalment of the Best of Young Novelists series that introduced Jonathan Franzen, Salman Rushdie, A.L. Kennedy and Zadie Smith, Granta presents the young writers who are telling modern Brazil’s vast and compelling story – and who are its future.

Each of the twenty writers in the issue, which was originally published in Portuguese by Objectiva, will be introduced by a previous Best of Young Novelist, with Adam Thirlwell on Michel Laub, Rachel Seiffert on Vanessa Barbara and Alejandro Zambra on Daniel Galera.

The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists:

Cristhiano Aguiar – 1981
Javier Arancibia Contreras – 1976
Vanessa Barbara – 1982
Carol Bensimon – 1982
Miguel Del Castillo – 1987
J.P. Cuenca – 1978
Laura Erber – 1979
Emilio Fraia – 1982
Julían Fuks – 1981
Daniel Galera – 1979
Luisa Geisler – 1991
Vinicius Jatobá – 1980
Michel Laub – 1973
Ricardo Lísias – 1975
Chico Mattoso – 1978
Antonio Prata – 1977
Carola Saavedra – 1973
Tatiana Salem Levy – 1979
Leandro Sarmatz – 1973
Antônio Xerxenesky – 1984

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