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Young, Talented and British: Top 20 Writers

abstract:Every decade the literary journal Granta anoints the top 20 British writers under 40, and this list sets the literary agenda for a generation.


January 08, 2003
— The Granta Class of 2003:

Monica Ali

  • Her first novel, Brick Lane, will be published this year.

Nicola Barker

Rachel Cusk

Peter Ho Davies

Susan Elderkin

Philip Hensher

A.L. Kennedy

Hari Kunzru

Toby Litt

David Mitchell

Andrew O'Hagan

David Peace

Dan Rhodes

  • His first novel, Timoleon Vieta, will be published this year.

Ben Rice

Rachel Seiffert

Zadie Smith

Adam Thirlwell

  • His first novel, Politics, will be published this year.

Alan Warner

Sarah Waters

Robert McLiam Wilson

A few unfamiliar names? Get fully briefed on the Granta class of 2003 with the Guardian Observer's online guide.



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