6 June, 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. As part of Independents Day Talks Programme at the Institute of Contemporary Arts.
What are the prospects for a first-time writer? What is the key to discovering new talent and what role does the independent sector play in nurturing the stars of tomorrow? Writers and editors talk about their publishing experiences, with a panel discussion followed by a Q&A chaired by Erica Wagner (The Times Literary Editor), featuring Amy Sackville (Granta Author), Bea Hitchman (Profile/Serpent's Tail Author), Patrick Flanery (Atlantic Author), Ted Hodgkinson (Online Editor Granta), and Ravi Mirchandani (Atlantic Books Publishing Director).
For tickets and full details visit the ICA website, here.
Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists
London Literature Festival: What Is There Left to Write About?
26 May, 4 p.m., Level 5 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.
In a time when more stories are being published, broadcast and shared online than ever before, what is there left to write about?
Are there narrative boundaries still to push beyond? Which are the stories that must be retold and which are yet uncovered?
Join three of the new writers from Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists list, Sarah Hall, Nadifa Mohamed and Adam Thirlwell, whose work expands the horizons of literature.
York Festival of Ideas: New Writing Weekend
15 June, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. Free.
Join newly announced Best of Young British Novelists Jenni Fagan, Ross Raisin and Kamila Shamsie for readings and a discussion of their work, with Granta’s deputy editor and series judge Ellah Allfrey.
Worlds Festival: The Norwich Launch
19 June, 7.30 p.m., Norwich Cathedral Hostry, The Weston Room, 12 The Close, Norwich NR1 4DH. £5/£4 concession. Free to students with a valid student ID. Buy tickets here.
Writers' Centre Norwich invites you to the exclusive Norwich launch of Granta’s The Best of Young British Novelists 4 as part of Worlds Literature Festival. Come along to this event to be introduced to David Szalay and Evie Wyld, two of the most promising writers of this generation.
Love Charing Cross Festival: Liars' League Presents Granta's Best of Young British Novelists
22 June, 4.30 p.m., Ray’s Jazz Café at Foyles, 113 – 119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB. Free.
Granta Best Young Novelist Evie Wyld reads from and discusses her new book All the Birds, Singing, but first actors from the Liars' League, a live storytelling salon, read selections of stories from Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists.
Hendrick's Carnival of Knowledge
9 August, noon to 11.30pm, One Royal Circus, Edinburgh EH3 6TL. Ticket details soon to be announced.
From a workshop on how to read a story aloud to a conversation about the Apocalypse and endings, join Granta for a full day of events, both free and ticketed.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
10 to 26 August, Edinburgh.
Program to be announced on 20 June.