An excerpt from Thomson's forthcoming memoir will feature in the next issue of Granta magazine
Ali, herself born in Dhaka and now living in England, has been named by Granta magazine
as one of the top 20 young British novelists and Brick Lane was short listed for the prestigious British 2003 Booker Prize.
Peter Ho Davies (below), aged 33, is one of 20 writers who feature on this year's The Best of Young British Novelists list compiled by Granta magazine
In the grand tradition of building a "swipe file"--and recalling the old saying, "Talent borrows, genius steals"--we'd like to pass along a lively letter we received after our subscription to Granta magazine
This year's nonfiction judges are: Marie Arana, Writer-at-Large for The Washington Post and author of two novels, Cellophane and Lima Nights, and a memoir, American Chica, a 2001 Discover Great New Writers selection; John Freeman, editor of Granta magazine
and author of The Tyranny of E-Mail, a 2009 Discover selection; and Koren Zailckas, author of Fury and the 2005 Discover selection Smashed.