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Granta 7: Best of Young British Novelists

by Bill Buford (Editor)

Other authors: Martin Amis (Contributor), Pat Barker (Contributor), Julian Barnes (Contributor), Ursula Bentley (Contributor), William Boyd (Contributor)15 more, Buchi Emecheta (Contributor), Maggie Gee (Contributor), Kazuo Ishiguro (Contributor), Alan Judd (Contributor), Adam Mars-Jones (Contributor), Ian McEwan (Contributor), Shiva Naipaul (Contributor), Philip Norman (Contributor), Christopher Priest (Contributor), Salman Rushdie (Contributor), Clive SInclair (Contributor), Lisa St Aubin de Teran (Contributor), Graham Swift (Contributor), Rose Tremain (Contributor), A.N Wilson (Contributor)

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Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes were relatively unknown names in literature when Granta published its first Best of Young British Novelists list in 1983. They did not remain unknown for long. These writers - along with Pat Barker, Rose Tremain, A.N. Wilson and Adam Mars-Jones - became the most celebrated voices of their generation. In this anthology, now newly reissued in paperback, allows readers to experience the emerging voices of today's most established writers.… (more)
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Buford, BillEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Amis, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, PatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barnes, JulianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bentley, UrsulaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Boyd, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emecheta, BuchiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gee, MaggieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ishiguro, KazuoContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Judd, AlanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mars-Jones, AdamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McEwan, IanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Naipaul, ShivaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Norman, PhilipContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Priest, ChristopherContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rushdie, SalmanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
SInclair, CliveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
St Aubin de Teran, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swift, GrahamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tremain, RoseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wilson, A.NContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Julian Barnes were relatively unknown names in literature when Granta published its first Best of Young British Novelists list in 1983. They did not remain unknown for long. These writers - along with Pat Barker, Rose Tremain, A.N. Wilson and Adam Mars-Jones - became the most celebrated voices of their generation. In this anthology, now newly reissued in paperback, allows readers to experience the emerging voices of today's most established writers.

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Contains:
  • Excerpt from Money / Martin Amis
  • Excerpt from Blow Your House Down / Pat Barker
  • Emma Bovary's Eyes / Julian Barnes
  • Foreign Buddies / Ursula Bentley
  • Extracts from The Journal of Flying Officer J / William Boyd
  • Excerpt from Head Above Water / Buchi Emecheta
  • Rose on the Broken / Maggie Gee
  • Summer After the War / Kazuo Ishiguro
  • Obsessions / Alan Judd
  • Trout Day by Pumpkin Light / Adam Mars-Jones
  • The Writing of Or Shall We Die? / Ian McEwan
  • The Fortune-Teller / Shiva Naipaul
  • Ol' Black Rock / Philip Norman
  • The Miraculus Cairn / Christopher Priest
  • The Golden Bough / Salman Rushdie
  • The Five of Us / Lisa St. Aubin de Terran
  • Antics / Clive Sinclair
  • About the Eel / Graham Swift
  • My Wife Is a White Russian / Rose Tremain
  • Excerpt from Scandal / A.N. Wilson
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