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Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4

For three consecutive decades, Granta has foreseen the brilliant careers of the British literary scene, showcasing an array of talent that 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.

Here, in a collection of new work by twenty writers, is the future of literature in Britain: Granta’s fourth BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS.

The List:

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

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Granta Best of Young British Novelist 4: Nadifa Mohamed from Granta magazine on Vimeo.

Three specially commissioned short films focusing on Sunjeev Sahota, Nadifa Mohamed and Adam Foulds.

Podcasts with Adam Foulds, Evie Wyld, Taiye Selasi, Naomi Alderman, Joanna Kavenna, David Szalay, Xiaolu Guo, Sarah Hall, Adam Thirlwell, Helen Oyeyemi, Ben Markovits, Sunjeev Sahota, Nadifa Mohamed, Ross Raisin, Kamila Shamsie, Jenni Fagan, Steven Hall and Tahmima Anam.

Day jobs: Ben Markovits on being a semi professional basketball player, Adam Foulds on being a forklift truck driver, Joanna Kavenna on office life and David Szalay on trying to make a living from betting on horses.

Evie Wyld on her English teacher, Mrs de Pelet.

Best of Introductions: Salman Rushdie on Sunjeev Sahota, Rachel Seiffert on Naomi Alderman and Jeffrey Eugenides on Adam Thirlwell.

My writing playlist: by Tahmima Anam, Xiaolu Guo, Taiye Selasi, Helen Oyeyemi and Jenni Fagan with more to come from Naomi Alderman.