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Granta 43: Best of Young British Novelists

In 1983, Granta devoted an entire issue to new fiction by twenty of the 'Best of Young British Novelists'. That list of twenty, which includes so many writers who would go on to become some of Britain's most famous (Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes, William Boyd and Rose Tremain among them) has survived as a revealing snapshot of a generation about to come into its own.

Ten years later, four judges - novelists A. S. Byatt and Salman Rushdie, bookseller John Mitchinson and Granta editor Bill Buford - set out to identify the most talented writers of the new generation.

Issue is now also available for download as an e-book for Kindle, Apple and Kobo.

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Iain Banks: Under Ice
Louis de Bernières: The Brass Bar
Anne Billson: Born Again
Tibor Fischer: Listed for Trial
Esther Freud: Lessons in Inhaling
Alan Hollinghurst: Sharps and Flats
Kazuo Ishiguro: The Gourmet
A.L. Kennedy: Failing to Fall
Philip Kerr: Reference Points
Hanif Kureishi: Eight Arms to Hold You
Adam Lively: Letters from Wellfleet
Adam Mars-Jones: Neighbours
Candia McWilliam: The Many Colours of Blood
Lawrence Norfolk: A Bosnian Alphabet
Ben Okri: A Bizarre Courtship
Caryl Phillips: West
Will Self: Scale
Nicholas Shakespeare: Wavery's Last Post
Helen Simpson: Heavy Weather
Jeanette Winterson: The Poetics of Sex