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Best of Young American Novelists 3 | Events


Granta invites you to join the Best of Young American Novelists at events around the US and across the globe. At each event, authors will read from their work and join a moderator in conversation. The events are free unless otherwise stated.


The Center for Fiction, New York
28 April | 7 p.m. | 17 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Join the Best of Young American Novelists at their first public reading – a showcase of their work in this new issue of Granta. Chaired by A.M. Homes.

WORD Bookstore, Brooklyn
11 May | Off-site venue TBC | $8
Joshua Cohen, Mark Doten, Jen George, Greg Jackson, Dinaw Mengestu and Sana Krasikov.

The Booksmith, San Francisco
16 May | 7.30 p.m. | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117
Lauren Groff, Sana Krasikov and Esmé Weijun Wang.

Diesel, Oakland
18 May | 7 p.m. | 5433 College Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618
Lauren Groff, Anthony Marra and Esmé Weijun Wang.

The Book Stall, Winnetka
18 May | 6.30 p.m. | 811 Elm Street, Winnetka, IL 60093
Halle Butler, Rachel B. Glaser and Claire Vaye Watkins.

The Study, Los Angeles
19 May | 6356 Hollywood Boulevard, 1st floor, Los Angeles, CA 90028
In partnership with the Los Angeles Review of Books
Joshua Cohen, Lauren Groff, Karan Mahajan, Ottessa Moshfegh and Claire Vaye Watkins.

Cambridge Public Library, Cambridge
20 May | 2 p.m. | 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
In partnership with the Harvard Book Store
Mark Doten, Rachel B. Glaser, Greg Jackson and Sana Krasikov.

Politics and Prose, Washington DC
24 May | 7 p.m. | 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
Chaired by A.M. Homes, with Jesse Ball, Mark Doten, Rachel B. Glaser, Sana Krasikov and Catherine Lacey.


Foyles, London
4 May | 7 p.m. | 107 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DT | £8
Alex Clark with Granta editor Sigrid Rausing, Sarah Churchwell and Leo Robson.

Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester
24 May | 6.30 p.m. | 91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW | £3
Granta editorial assistant Josie Mitchell will be joined by a panel of literary experts to discuss the new Best of Young American Novelists.



Shakespeare and Company, Paris
2 May | 7 p.m. | Rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
Granta editor Sigrid Rausing in conversation with Éditions Albin Michel editor Francis Geffard. Chaired by Adam Biles.



Listowel Writers’ Week, County Kerry
3 June | 5 p.m. | St John’s Theatre & Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry | €15
Granta editor Sigrid Rausing in conversation with Victoria Kennefick.



Jerusalem International Book Fair, Jerusalem
13 June | Venue TBC
Granta editor Sigrid Rausing with Jen George, Greg Jackson and others.



Disquiet International Literary Program, Lisbon
4 July | Venue TBC
Jeff Parker in conversation with Granta deputy editor Rosalind Porter.