Granta Best Of Young British Novelists 4

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01Pride And Disillusionment20130415

On the night that Granta announce its once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty best British novelists aged under forty on Front Row, Book at Bedtime brings the first of five extracts or stories by some of the rising talent on the list to the airways.

Granta's first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983, and that and subsequent lists in 1993 and 2003 have garnered considerable attention and debate. This year's list promises to be no different, focussing the spotlight on writers who will go on to become household names, as their predecessors from Amis to Tremain, McEwan to Winterson have done.

Alongside the list, Granta publish short stories or extracts from as yet unpublished novels from all twenty writers on the list. Di Speirs, Editor of Readings, has read the stories 'blind', and picked five that reflect the diversity and range of the material and the writers, which will be broadcast across the week.

In stories that range from the wilderness to the domestic hearth via a dystopian nightmare, and that question long held loyalties or expose the powerlessness of the immigrant, this brand new and exciting work reflects the vibrancy and vivid imagination of the next generation of British novelists.

In today's story, a soldier questions his age old loyalty.

The Reader is Sagar Arya

The abridger is Miranda Davies

The producer is Di Speirs

02Submission20130416

Following the announcement of Granta's once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty Best Young British Novelists aged under forty for 2013, Book at Bedtime brings five stories or extracts by some of the writers on the list to the airways.

Granta's first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983, and that and subsequent lists in 1993 and 2003 have garnered considerable attention and debate. This year's list is no different, focussing the spotlight on writers who will go on to become household names, as their predecessors from Amis to Tremain, McEwan to Winterson have done.

Alongside the list, Granta publish short stories or extracts from as yet unpublished novels from all twenty writers on the list. Di Speirs, Editor of Readings, has read the stories 'blind', and picked five that reflect the diversity and range of the material and the writers, which will be broadcast across the week.

In stories that range from the wilderness to the domestic hearth via a dystopian nightmare, and that question long held loyalties or expose the powerlessness of the immigrant, this brand new and exciting work reflects the vibrancy and vivid imagination of the next generation of British novelists.

In today's story, Submersion, by a writer known for his powerful use of language and imagery,

flood and fire haunt a young man coming to terms with disaster.

The Reader is Jamie Parker

The abridger is Miranda Davies

The producer is Di Speirs

03The Reservation20130417

Following the announcement of Granta's once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty Best Young British Novelists aged under forty for 2013, Book at Bedtime brings five stories or extracts by some of the writers on the list to the airways.

Granta's first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983, and that and subsequent lists in 1993 and 2003 have garnered considerable attention and debate. This year's list is no different, focussing the spotlight on writers who will go on to become household names, as their predecessors from Amis to Tremain, McEwan to Winterson have done.

Alongside the list, Granta publish short stories or extracts from as yet unpublished novels from all twenty writers on the list. Di Speirs, Editor of Readings, has read the stories 'blind', and picked five that reflect the diversity and range of the material and the writers, which will be broadcast across the week.

In stories that range from the wilderness to the domestic hearth via a dystopian nightmare, and that question long held loyalties or expose the powerlessness of the immigrant, this brand new and exciting work reflects the vibrancy and vivid imagination of the next generation of British novelists.

In today's extract, The Reservation, by a writer known for her muscular language and unflinching eye, a daughter leaves behind the wilds of Idaho to return to the wilderness she grew up in, and her dying mother.

The Reader is Olivia Coleman

The abridger is Miranda Davies

The producer is Di Speirs

04A World Intact20130418

Following the announcement of Granta's once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty Best Young British Novelists aged under forty for 2013, Book at Bedtime brings five stories or extracts by some of the writers on the list to the airways.

Granta's first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983, and that and subsequent lists in 1993 and 2003 have garnered considerable attention and debate. This year's list is no different, focussing the spotlight on writers who will go on to become household names, as their predecessors from Amis to Tremain, McEwan to Winterson have done.

Alongside the list, Granta publish short stories or extracts from as yet unpublished novels from all twenty writers on the list. Di Speirs, Editor of Readings, has read the stories 'blind', and picked five that reflect the diversity and range of the material and the writers, which will be broadcast across the week.

In stories that range from the wilderness to the domestic hearth via a dystopian nightmare, and that question long held loyalties or expose the powerlessness of the immigrant, this brand new and exciting work reflects the vibrancy and vivid imagination of the next generation of British novelists.

In today's story, A World Intact, by a writer known for his lyricism, set in the last years of the Second World War, a young man returns from training to his rural home to find it unchanged - but no longer where he belongs.

The Reader is Harry Lloyd

The abridger is Julian Wilkinson

The producer is Di Speirs

05 LASTAnwar Gets Everything20130419

Following the announcement of Granta's once-in-a-decade selection of the twenty Best Young British Novelists aged under forty for 2013, Book at Bedtime brings five stories or extracts by some of the writers on the list to the airways.

Granta's first generation-defining list of writers was published in 1983, and that and subsequent lists in 1993 and 2003 have garnered considerable attention and debate. This year's list is no different, focussing the spotlight on writers who will go on to become household names, as their predecessors from Amis to Tremain, McEwan to Winterson have done.

Alongside the list, Granta publish short stories or extracts from as yet unpublished novels from all twenty writers on the list. Di Speirs, Editor of Readings, has read the stories 'blind', and picked five that reflect the diversity and range of the material and the writers, which will be broadcast across the week.

In stories that range from the wilderness to the domestic hearth via a dystopian nightmare, and that question long held loyalties or expose the powerlessness of the immigrant, this brand new and exciting work reflects the vibrancy and vivid imagination of the next generation of British novelists.

In today's story, Anwar gets Everything, a construction worker in Dubai witnesses an incident which will change his life.

The writer is Tahmima Anam

The Reader is Sagar Arya

The abridger is Julian Wilkinson

The producer is Di Speirs