The bookseller – News – Granta launches the hunt for the best young British novelists

Granta Magazine has opened nominations for the fifth edition of its list of Britain’s top novelists, which will be published in spring 2023.

The edition, which is produced every 10 years, will feature the most promising young writers of the decade.

Since the first The best of young British novelists issue in 1983, Granta championed the work of authors who changed the landscape of British literature. In 1983, featured writers included Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis, and Pat Barker, among others. Subsequent editions have highlighted the work of Zadie Smith, Nicola Barker, Ben Okri, Jeanette Winterson and others.

The jury for the 2023 edition includes Tash Aw, Rachel Cusk, Andrew O’Hagan and Helen Oyeyemi, and will be chaired by the magazine’s editor-in-chief Sigrid Rausing.

Talk to The bookstore, Rausing said of publishing, “We do this every ten years, and each time I’m amazed at the talent that’s out there. Right now I’m reading a lot of authors who aren’t yet published, and some of them are people who will undoubtedly become big names in the years to come. It is a very exciting process and a privilege to have this kind of insight into the literary field.

Authors can be nominated by agents and publishers through the Granta website. To be eligible, authors must have at least one work of fiction published by, or be under contract with, a UK publisher. They must be born on or after 1 April 1983 and hold British nationality or reside in the United Kingdom. Books and manuscripts submitted must be literary fiction, including self-fiction and fictional hybrid memoirs.