GRANTA 54, Summer 1996: The Best of Young American Novelists.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Granta USA, (1996.). First edition - A paperback magazine of new writing. This is the famous "Granta 20" issue, featuring new work by twenty American writers, all under the age of 40, chosen by a panel of established writers - including Robert Stone, Anne Tyler, and Tobias Wolff - as the best young American novelists. The writers selected were Sherman Alexie, Madison Smartt Bell, Ethan Canin, Edwidge Danticat, Tom Drury, Tony Earley, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, David Guterson, David Haynes, Allen Kurzweil, Elizabeth McCracken, Lorrie Moore, Fae Myenne Ng, Robert O'Connor, Chris Offutt, Stewart O'Nan, Mona Simpson, Melanie Rae Thon and Kate Wheeler. Introduction by editor (and judge) Ian Jack. Each story is preceded by brief comments on the writer and a small photograph and inserted into the center of the issue is a section of glossy plates - Portraits of the writers by Marion Ettlinger. Advertisements, 320 pp. We specialize in literary journals, and have many others - including many not yet catalogued and listed on line. ISBN: 0-140141359.
Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.