Three award winning authors of different generations discuss their work
Every ten years since 1983 Granta magazine has published a list of twenty of the best young novelists of the day. This year Tom Crewe, whose first novel is The New Life, is on the list. Ten years ago Adam Thirlwell, whose latest novel is The Future Future, was selected, and twenty years ago Andrew O’Hagan, whose most recent novel is Mayflies, was selected. Tom and Adam will be in conversation with Andrew about their novels and about what it means to be a Granta Best of Young British Novelist.
This event is sponsored by Granta.
Tom Crewe was born in Middlesbrough in 1989. He has a PhD in nineteenth century British history from the University of Cambridge. Since 2015, he has been an editor at the London Review of Books, to which he contributes essays on politics, art, history and fiction. His novel The New Life recently won the Orwell Prize.
Adam Thirlwell was born in London in 1978. The author of three previous novels, his work has been translated into thirty languages. His essays appear in the New York Review of Books and the London Review of Books, and he is an advisory editor of the Paris Review. His awards include a Somerset Maugham Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; in 2018 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He has twice been selected by Granta as one of their Best of Young British Novelists
Andrew O’Hagan is one of his generation’s most exciting and serious chroniclers of contemporary Britain. He has been nominated for the Man Booker Prize three times and was voted one of Granta‘s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. He has won the Los Angeles Times Book Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. His most recent novel is Mayflies (2021).