The Rehearsal Project


Is your life a performance?

‘The Rehearsal Project’ – a GRANTA partnership with Flavorpill and The School of Life

Granta has teamed up with
and London’s
School of Life
to launch the ‘Rehearsal Project’ – a search for some of the best film and animation talent from across the world. Granta Books will release Eleanor Catton’s provocative and much anticipated debut novel The Rehearsal this July (you may recognize Catton’s name from the recent Granta Fiction Special). ‘Life as performance’ is Catton’s theme and we are searching for film or digital media shorts centred around this concept – it’s art responding to art. We’ll be posting our favourites on Flavorpill and throughout the month, with the winner to be decided by a high profile judging panel and announced at the School of Life on July 23rd. This is a chance for up and coming talent to showcase their work to a commited world-wide audience.

Joshua Ferris has described The Rehearsal as the ‘future of the novel’ and others are already heaping praise on this much anticipated debut. brings you an advance preview of the first chapter. To pre-order your advance copy of The Rehearsal click
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