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Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 5
The Cloud Factory
‘There’s this paradoxical nostalgia where even though yi suffered, yi miss it.’
Memoir by Graeme Armstrong.
‘She boils her sentences down to high-sucrose sweeties and calibrates her tone for maximum engagement.’
Fiction by Natasha Brown.
Theories of Care
‘The monstrous years of my late teens lay lined up alongside the rest of my life like bullets in a gun.’
A story by Sophie Mackintosh.
‘Without waiting for me she removes her white shirt. Each button a piece of my own spine, undone.’
Fiction by K Patrick.
‘I followed him onto the dancefloor and he put his hands on my hips as if he’d known me for at least an hour.’
Fiction by Saba Sams.
Shinichi Hoshi was one of Japan’s most accomplished and influential science fiction writers. He wrote 1001 short-short stories in his 26-year career, and received the twenty-first Mystery Writers of Japan Award for his book Moso Ginko (Delusion Bank). A short film based on his story ‘Hana to Himitsu’ (‘Flowers and Secrets’) won an award at the Venezia International Children’s Movie Festival. Hoshi is also the author of many novels, including Koe no Ami (Voice Net) and Buranko no Mukode (The Other Side of the Swing).More about the author →
Translated by Eli K.P. William
Eli K.P. William is a Canadian novelist based in Japan. His dystopian trilogy, The Jubilee Cycle, is set in a future Tokyo. The series includes Cash Crash Jubilee (2015), The Naked World (2017), and A Diamond Dream (forthcoming fall 2021). His first full-length novel translation is A Man (2020), also the first novel by Akutagawa Prize winning author, Keiichiro Hirano, to be published in English. To learn more visit his website or follow him on Twitter.
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