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Granta 139: Best of Young American Novelists

by Sigrid Rausing (Editor)

Other authors: Jesse Ball (Contributor), Halle Butler (Contributor), Emma Cline (Contributor), Joshua Cohen (Contributor), Mark Doten (Contributor)16 more, Jen George (Contributor), Rachel B. Glaser (Contributor), Lauren Groff (Contributor), Yaa Gyasi (Contributor), Garth Risk Hallberg (Contributor), Greg Jackson (Contributor), Sana Krasikov (Contributor), Catherine Lacey (Contributor), Ben Lerner (Contributor), Karan Mahajan (Contributor), Anthony Marra (Contributor), Dinaw Mengestu (Contributor), Otessa Moshfegh (Contributor), Chinelo Okparanta (Contributor), Esme Weijun Wang (Contributor), Claire Vaye Watkins (Contributor)

Series: Granta (139)

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I guess the novelist issue just isn't for me. I like Granta for its longer nonfiction, and with none of those (nor poetry, photo series, etc) and extra length, I had to give up on this issue. A lot of the same myopic themes, some excerpts which I rarely enjoy, unfinished work... for the first time Granta felt like a chore. It would be better to cut it in half to around 10 selections at most, and even then to split them across two issues along with other content.

"I love you but I've chosen darkness" was very good. ( )
  jmilloy | Nov 8, 2017 |
Highlights:
Los Angeles - Emma Cline.
Trump Sky Alpha - Mark Doten.
Yport - Lauren Groff.
The Answers - Catherine Lacey.
The Anthology - Karan Mahajan.
Lipari - Anthony Marra.
Brom - Ottessa Moshfegh. ( )
  Moomin_Mama | Sep 21, 2017 |
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Ball, JesseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Cline, EmmaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cohen, JoshuaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Doten, MarkContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
George, JenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Glaser, Rachel B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Groff, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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