Take Five: Including Battle Royale and Len Lye: The New Yorker

By Guy Somerset In Take Five

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20th December, 2012
1 At the risk of appearing huffy, I note New Zealand didn’t get a special edition of Granta magazine devoted to it after being announced as guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, yet here is next year’s guest country fêted to the rafters in GRANTA 121: THE BEST OF YOUNG BRAZILIAN NOVELISTS. What do you mean, they’re hosting the 2014 football World Cup and 2016 summer Olympics as well? I suppose if you put it like that. Next year sees the latest instalment of Granta’s once-a-decade anointment of a new list of Best of Young British Novelists, ...

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