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A List Of 21 Most-Promising Young American Novelists Aged Under 40, 2017

The literary magazine Granta revealed its once-in-a-decade list of the brightest and most-promising young American novelists, honoring 21 American writers aged under 40.

In an increasingly competitive book market, Granta has built a reputation for spotting and promoting emerging talents long before they become widely known.

The list features a majority of women writers (12 women to 9 men), and includes authors of recent notable releases such as Emma Cline, author of The Girls (Chatto & Windus) and Lauren Groff, whose 4th novel Fates and Furies (William Heinemann) was chosen as one of Obama’s favorite books — as well as awards finalists Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing (Viking) and Ottessa Moshfegh (Eileen, Vintage).

A List Of 21 Most-Promising Young American Novelists Aged Under 40, 2017

  1.  Jesse Ball, author of such novels as HOW TO SET A FIRE AND WHY, A CURE FOR SUICIDE and THE CURFEW (Vintage).
  2. Halle Butler, author of Jillian, was called the “feelbad book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune.
  3. Emma Cline, author of THE GIRLS (Random House).
  4. Joshua Cohen, author of BOOK OF NUMBERS and MOVING KINGS (Random House).
  5. Mark Doten, author of The Infernal.
  6. Jen George, author of the short-story collection The Babysitter at Rest.
  7. Rachel B. Glaser, author of Paulina & Fran.
  8. Lauren Groff, author of FATES AND FURIES (Riverhead).
  9. Yaa Gyasi, author of Homegoing (Viking).
  10. Garth Risk Hallberg, author of CITY ON FIRE (Knopf).
  11. Greg Jackson, author of the story collection Prodigals.
  12. Sana Krasikov, author of The Patriots (Spiegel & Grau).
  13. Catherine Lacey, author of Nobody Is Ever Missing.
  14. Ben Lerner, author of three books of poetry and two novels (Leaving the Atocha Station and 10:04). His most recent book is the monograph The Hatred of Poetry.
  15. Karan Mahajan, author of The Association of Small Bombs (Viking/Penguin).
  16. Anthony Marra, author of THE TSAR OF LOVE AND TECHNO and A CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA (Hogarth). Mr. Marra’s forthcoming book, THE PEACOCK PALACE, will be published by Hogarth in 2018.
  17. Dinaw Mengestu, author of ALL OUR NAMES (Vintage) as well  as THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS and HOW TO READ THE AIR (Riverhead).
  18. Ottessa Moshfegh, author of Eileen (Vintage) and HOMESICK FOR ANOTHER WORLD (Penguin Press).
  19. Chinelo Okparanta, author of Under the Udala Trees and Happiness, Like Water.
  20. Esmé Weijun Wang, author of the novel The Border of Paradise.
  21. Claire Vaye Watkins, author of Battleborn and GOLD FAME CITRUS (Riverhead).

Congratulations to our authors, their editors and publishers.

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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