Panel Discussion with Granta's Best Young American Novelists

Oakland

Granta's Young American Novelists at DIESEL, A Bookstore in OaklandDIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Lauren Groff, Esmé Weijun Wang, and Anthony Marra from Granta's Best of Young American Novelists to the store on Thursday, May 18th at 7:00 pm. 

Every ten years Granta magazine publishes a special issue of new fiction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty. The third list of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists was announced on April 26th.
The last Best of Young American Novelists issue was published in 2007 and featured  an extraordinary selection of young writers: Kevin Brockmeier, Anthony Doerr, Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Yiyun Li, Karen Russell, Akhil Sharma and Gary Shteyngart among them. Similarly, the list of writers from twenty years ago showcases some of today’s most successful and talented writers: Jonathan Franzen, Edwidge Danticat, Jeffrey Eugenides, Lorrie Moore, ZZ Packer, Mona Simpson, Elizabeth McCracken, David Guterson, Madison Smartt Bell, Sherman Alexie and more. 

Granta's Young American Novelists at DIESEL, A Bookstore in OaklandLauren Groff, born in New York in 1978, is the author of four books, including The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers. Her most recent novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award and the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award.
Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic and Tin House, among others. She lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Photo Credit- Megan Brown

 

Granta's Young American Novelists at DIESEL, A Bookstore in OaklandEsmé Weijun Wang is a mental health advocate, essayist and the author of the novel The Border of Paradise. She won the 2016 Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize for her book of essays, The Collected Schizophrenias. Her work has appeared in Elle, Catapult, Hazlitt, the Believer and Lenny. She lives in San Francisco, California.

 

 

 

Granta's Young American Novelists at DIESEL, A Bookstore in OaklandAnthony Marra, born in Washington DC, is the author of the collection of stories The Tsar of Love and Techno, a finalist for the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of the 2016 American Academy of Arts and Letters Rosenthal Family Foundation Award. His first novel, A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, won the inaugural National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and is currently the Jones Lecturer in Fiction at Stanford University

 

Event date: 
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
DIESEL, A Bookstore
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
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