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Isabella Hammad and Tom Crewe make Granta's Best of Young British Novelists list 2023

Granta magazine’s Best of British Novelists list, which hails the literary stars of the future, has this year expanded to include writers who "regard this country as their home" even if they don’t have a British passport. "The result is a more varied and encompassing portrait of the kind of writing that is happening today in Britain," said Luke Neima, deputy editor of Granta.

Running since 1983, the list spotlights 20 novelists under the age of 40 every 10 years, marking them out as stars of the future. This year’s authors include Isabella Hammad, whose second novel Enter Ghost (Jonathan Cape) follows a production of Hamlet in Palestine, and Tom Crewe, whose acclaimed debut The New Life (Chatto & Windus), released earlier this year, is set among radical thinkers and campaigners at the time of the Oscar Wilde trial. They follow in the footsteps of writers such as Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Zadie Smith and Kamila Shamsie, who have made the list in previous years.

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