Best Young Brits

Best Young Brits

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Every ten years—going back to 1983—U.K. literary magazine Granta names the 20 most promising British novelists under age 40. Having featured the likes of Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro in the past, this year’s roster includes a majority of women and many authors with international ties, from Kamila Shamsie—who is Pakistani but will be granted British citizenship in the coming months—to first-time author Taiye Selasi, of Nigerian and Ghanaian descent. The list also contains two holdovers from the 2003 installment: Zadie Smith and Adam Thirwell.

More: The Guardian

This article originally appeared on Zola Books.