Granta / Best of Young American Novelists

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm

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 26; join us as we host a panel of the most recent Best Young American Novelists!

The last 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.

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 year's selection are novelists Patrick deWitt, A.M. Homes, Kelly Link, Ben Marcus and Granta’s editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing.

Check back here on April 26, when we'll announce which authors will be in the store!



RSVP appreciated but not required. If you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Best of Young American Novelists, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 

Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists Cover Image
By Sigrid Rausing (Editor)
ISBN: 9781909889064
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Granta Magazine - April 27th, 2017