Granta reveals list of UK's brightest writers

 

A list of Britain's 20 brightest young writers has been unveiled by literary magazine Granta.

The once-a-decade list often proves controversial but has a strong track record of elevating relatively unknown novelists into the literary spotlight.

Author Nadifa Mohamed tells BBC News why the Granta list is so important.

The idea behind the Granta writers list is to identify emerging talents in the literary world. Previous names have included Louis De Bernieres and Zadie Smith.

Nadifa Mohamed is on this year's list, and here she speaks about why she thinks it is more relevant than ever.

 
Will Gompertz, Arts editor Article written by Will Gompertz Will Gompertz Arts editor

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