A hotly anticipated publication and an exclusive literary list (or is it the other way around?): Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 2003.
Twenty years ago, Granta devoted an entire issue to new fiction by twenty of the ‘Best of Young British Novelists’. Ten years later, in 1993, it did the same again. Both lists were revealing snapshots of a generation of writers about to come into their own. The first included Martin Amis, Pat Barker, Julian Barnes and Kazuo Ishiguro. The second, Iain Banks, Louis de Bernières, Helen Simpson and Jeanette Winterson. Who are the best of today’s young British novelists?