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List Of Twenty Free Samples Of The Best Young Novelists From Britain

Well, rarely argue against anything which is free (with the possible exception of advice). This is a great way to get readers acquainted with new authors and new work. And if you enjoy and appreciate what you read - then read more. [DE]



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Free Samples of the Best of Young British Novelists

By Jason Boog


For the first time in ten years, Granta has revealed its list of the Best of Young British Novelists. Below, we’ve linked to free samples of all 20 novelists.

The winners were chosen from among 150 novelists by a panel of judges: John FreemanEllah AllfreyRomesh Gunesekera, Stuart KellyA.L. KennedySigrid Rausingand Gaby Wood. Here’s more from the release:

At a celebration to be held at the British Council, on the evening of 15 April 2013, Granta will announce its once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty best British novelists aged under forty. Granta’s first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983 and set the bar for the following decades.

Daughters of the North by Sarah Hall

The Liar’s Gospel by Naomi Alderman

The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam

The Teleportation Accident by Ned Beauman

The Panopticon by Jenni Fagan