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Granta's new list of best young novelists includes Ben Markovits, Tahmima Anam and Jenni Fagan

Posted on 17/04/2013

Three writers from Royal Holloway’s English Department have been named in Granta magazine’s list of Britain's 20 best young novelists. With the literary magazine only publishing its influential list once every decade, it inevitably brings its chosen authors into the spotlight, having featured many writers who have gone on to become household names, such as Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan and Martin Amis.

Ben Markovits, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, and alumni Tahmima Anam and Jenni Fagan, both graduates of Royal Holloway’s MA in Creative Writing, were named among the country's brightest talents under 40-years-old, in an announcement at the British Council last night.

Dr Anne Varty, Head of the Department of English at Royal Holloway, said: “The Creative Writing MA at Royal Holloway is a major centre for new talent on a world stage. This extraordinary success of our writers is an inspiring confirmation of prestige, and we are delighted to toast their achievements.”

+ Read more about the selection on our web pages

+ More information about the list on the Granta website

+ More details of Royal Holloway’s MA in Creative Writing


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