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Divided By A Common Language

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In Friday’s Guardian, Alex Clarke predicted Granta’s 20 novelists under 40. It contains five eligible British SF writers:

  • Ned Beauman
  • Rebecca Hunt
  • Sarah Hall
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • Owen Sheers

In today’s Guardian, Damien G Walter presents his 20 SF novelists under 40. It contains five eligible British SF writers:

  • Joe Abercrombie
  • Frances Hardinge
  • Elizabeth May
  • Tom Pollock
  • James Smythe
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Written by Martin

15 April 2013 at 14:46

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  1. I’m interested that Lavie Tidhar’s not there – he’d be right at the top of my list. I note a couple of people in Damien’s thread have said that too. I’m not sure he’s British enough to appear in Alex Clarke’s list so that’s alright! I don’t know any of the 5 you’ve listed from that list, so there’s some research for this Aussie to do…

    Peter Hollo

    15 April 2013 at 15:32

  2. From Alex Clark’s list, I would also pick out Naomi Alderman and Courttia Newland as sf writers.

    David H

    15 April 2013 at 15:52

  3. I knew Alderman was a fan but not that she had written genre fiction. What would you recommend from those two?

    Martin

    15 April 2013 at 17:45

  4. And now the actual Granta 20 novelists under 40 list has been announced and we discover it contains five authors who have been submitted for the Arthur C Clarke Award: Beauman, Hall, Stephen Hall, Joanna Kavenna and Oyeyemi. And both Halls were actually shortlisted for the award.

    Martin

    15 April 2013 at 20:40

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  6. What would you recommend from those two?

    Ah… I haven’t actually read either of them; I just know they’ve written stuff with speculative content. But I have heard good things about Newland’s Music for the Off-Key and Alderman’s The Liars’ Gospel.

    David H

    16 April 2013 at 18:28

  7. On Alderman: I’ve read Disobedience, and it’s excellent.

    Nic

    22 April 2013 at 11:28


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