Granta’s List Of Britain’s Best Young Novelists

Granta’s one-a-decade list of Britain’s best young novelists always creates a stir. “The list, like all literary prizes, is an attempt to bypass market imperfections, and is loved and loathed by publishers, who are inclined to dismiss it as irrelevant when they aren’t included, and to applaud its detachment and authority when they are.” This year’s list has its critics and defenders. “So were there any shoo-ins? Several judges mentioned, unsurprisingly, Zadie Smith.”