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Granta Best of Young British Novelists 2023

Selected by the Bookshop


Every ten years, Granta magazine names their 20 best British novelists under 40, and it’s always an influential list – Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Jeanette Winterson and Zadie Smith are among the writers named in previous decades. The latest list is out, and it’s full of new names that are already firm shop favourites: our boy Tom Crewe first among them.

From the publisher:
*Shortlist, Debut Fiction, 2023 Nero Book Awards *London, 1894. John and Henry have a vision for a new way of life. But as the Oscar Wilde trial ignites public outcry, everything they long for could be under threat.'Beautifully written'…

From the publisher:
GRANTA BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTSFrom the Booker Prize-nominated author of The Water Cure comes a chilling new feminist fable based on the true story of an unsolved mystery . . .'A shimmering fever-dream of a…

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A vital and honest book exploring the pain of the immigrant experience and the turmoil it can carry across generations, from the winner of the Desmond Elliott PrizeDriven by a deep-seated desire to understand his mother’s life before…

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A piercing meditation on love and music, and the silence and inscrutability which underpins the performance of each.Luc has lived a long time as a soloist. She has not seen Billy for many years. A visit to a major show of his sculptures…

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The mountain remained, unclimbed, for the first year that they lived there. Bell and Sigh, a couple in the infancy of their relationship, cut themselves off from friends and family. They turn their backs on a city divided by scores of…

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An utterly chilling, compulsive story of a murder among teenagers, on the eve of the historic Brexit vote, by a major new voice in British fiction.‘You’ve never read anything like this.’ JULIA ARMFIELDDo you know what…

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Powerfully sensual and sublimely stylish, Mrs S is a tale of queer love that smoulders with the heat of summer.In an elite English boarding school where the girls kiss the marble statue of the famous dead author who used to walk…

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An unforgettable Palestinian story of artistry under occupation, from the winner of the Betty Trask AwardAfter years away from her family's homeland, and reeling from a disastrous love affair, actress Sonia Nasir returns to Haifa to visit…

From the publisher:
SHORTLISTED FOR THE FOLIO PRIZE 2022SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDSMITHS PRIZE 2021SHORTLISTED FOR THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG FICTION AWARD 2021'Diamond-sharp, timely and urgent' Observer, Best Debuts of 2021'Subtle, elegant, scorching'…

From the publisher:
'An eerily familiar reflection of our current moment ... It continues to haunt me' NATASHA BROWN, I PAPER BOOKS OF THE YEAR'I will go wherever she takes me. A phenomenal book' DAISY JOHNSON'A brilliant, scalding novel ... sharp,…

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‘Festers in glorious style’ Telegraph‘Magnificently spiky’ Guardian‘Utterly enthralling’ Times Literary SupplementWhen Holly applies for a job at the Paradise – one of the…

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Shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize & the Orwell Prize for FictionA Sunday Times Fiction Book of the Year‘a serious accomplishment‘ Sunday Times‘vivid and expansive‘ Sophie…

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Giulia is ten. She lives on the greenest island in a volcanic archipelago. She has never left.Her best friend, beside her older sister, Giovanna, is a donkey. She ties ribbons around his head and thinks she will marry him when the time…

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The new collection from a literary star – five achingly tender, innovative and dazzling stories of (dis)connection.Everything felt familiar and nostalgic. It was the joy and blood-thrill of being understood, of being ready to give…

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A WINNER OF THE 2021 BETTY TRASK AWARDSSHORTLISTED FOR THE DESMOND ELLIOTT PRIZE 2021__________________________'Joyous' SPECTATOR'Remarkable' SUNDAY TIMES'A playful delight... A glorious novel' OBSERVERSwansby's New Encyclopaedic Dictionary…

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The Times top ten bestsellerScots Book of the Year 2021Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award & Betty Trask Award 2021‘Trainspotting for a new generation’ – Independent‘An instant Scottish…

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SELECTED FOR STYLIST'S BOOKS YOU CAN'T MISS IN 2022 - 'A MUST READ''An exhilarating debut' GUARDIAN'A fresh new voice in fiction, wry and sharp and raw' EMMA CLINE'I still remember where I was when I first encountered a Saba…

From the publisher:
NAMED AS ONE OF GRANTA MAGAZINE'S BEST OF YOUNG BRITISH NOVELISTS 2023FINALIST FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE FOR POLITICAL FICTION 2023SHORTLISTED FOR THE NERO BOOK AWARDS 2023FROM THE WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZEBirnam Wood is on the move...Five…

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She is noticed by Elliot as he trains in in the gym. He sees her dedication to building her body and taking up space, and he is drawn to her strength. She is observed by her mother, as she grows from a taciturn, tremulous child into a…

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A woman moves from the place of her birth to a remote northern country to be housekeeper to her brother, whose wife has just left him. The youngest child of many siblings – more than she cares to remember – from earliest…

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