Few days ago the Granta magazine issued the list of under 40 years old Britain’s 20 best novelists. Kamila Shamsie of Pakistan managed to bag a spot in the list for her novel Burnt Shadows. The list is dominated by the women novelists as 12 out of 20 are women. The list also features authors of Bangladeshi, Chinese, and Nigerian origin.
The list, which is issued after every ten years, first time this list was issued in 1983 that makes the current list fourth addition. It is the same list that in past carried names like Martin Amis, Alan Hollinghurst, and Jeanette Winterson.. The announcement escorts the publication of Granta 123: the Best of Young British Novelists 4. The edition features stories from each of the 20 novelists form the latest list. Granta and the British Council are also planning to take these authors on the road for readings and talks in 10 countries. » Read more: Pakistani Author Kamila Shamsie amongst the best novelists in Britain