Granta’s list

The British literary magazine has, for the second time, drummed up a list of the best young American novelists. The first list came out in 1996. So if you are looking for a new young writer to check out, this list can dish up some great ideas.

Of note to fans of the New York State Writers Institute are former visitors Nicole Krauss and ZZ Packer. Congrats all.

From the LA Times:

The British literary magazine Granta announced Thursday the 21 writers who have made its second Best Young American Novelists list. The authors include some of the rising stars in the American book world. They are Daniel Alarcon, Kevin Brockmeier, Judy Budnitz, Christopher Coake, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nell Freudenberger, Olga Grushin, Dara Horn, Gabe Hudson, Uzodinma Iweala, Nicole Krauss, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Yiyun Li, Maile Meloy, ZZ Packer, Jess Row, Karen Russell, Akhil Sharma, Gary Shteyngart and John Wray.

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