Granta Magazine’s 2017 “Best of Young American Novelists” Contributor Readings

Friday April 28, 2017
07:00 pm

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Every ten years Granta magazine publishes a special issue of new fiction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty. The third list of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists will be announced on April 26th, and we’re thrilled to host readings from some of these esteemed writers on April 28th.


Granta’s forthcoming Best of Young American Novelists issue will feature new work from each writer, creating a timely and authoritative commentary on the state of American writing.


The judges for this years’ selection are award-winning and celebrated novelists Patrick deWitt, A.M. Homes, Kelly Link, Ben Marcus, and Granta’s editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing.


The last Best of Young American Novelists issue was published in 2007 and featured an extraordinary selection of young writers: Kevin Brockmeier, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Yiyun Li, Karen Russell, Akhil Sharma and Gary Shteyngart among them. Similarly, the list of writers from twenty years ago showcases some of today’s most successful and talented writers: Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore, ZZ Packer, Mona Simpson, Elizabeth McCracken, David Guterson, Madison Smartt Bell, Sherman Alexie and more.


Who are their equivalents today? Find out on April 26th and see them here on April 28th