Live with Granta Novelists: 23 October 2013

Join us for a live interactive session with Granta writers – Evie Wyld and Ned Beauman on October 23, 3 pm onwards live through this blogpost. You can win signed copies by the authors by sending us your questions as comments on this blog now or at the time of the event.*

British Council brings two of the Best of Young British Novelist on the Granta list, Evie Wyld and Ned Beauman to India this October. Evie and Ned will join in for a discussion relayed to you live on this page, about their work and life after being shortlisted as the future of the UK literature scene.

About Evie Wyld
Evie Wyld (1980) runs Review, a small independent bookshop in Peckham, south-east London. Her first novel, After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 she was listed as one of the Culture Show’s Best New British Novelists. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. ‘After the Hedland’ is an excerpt from her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, forthcoming in June 2013 from Jonathan Cape in the UK and in 2014 from Pantheon in the US.

About Ned Beauman
Ned Beauman (1985) was born in London. His debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Fiction Book. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His third novel, Glow, from which this excerpt is taken, is published in 2014 by Sceptre in the UK.

*Conditions apply. Limited copies are available and the winning questions will be selected by the moderator.

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19 thoughts on “Live with Granta Novelists: 23 October 2013

  1. Shyam

    Hi, I am Shyam from Bangalore, this sounds exciting. How will be know if we have won a book? Can I send my question now?
    Thanks

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      1. Rachana Sarkar

        Hello Mam
        I like your fiction.I inspired by your writting.I want to know how you are inspired for writting this fiction.And does it have any relation with commnwealth literature.
        your faithfully
        Rachana Sarkar

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  2. Ayendrina

    Hello!
    I like Fiction book very much and i am found of the books and could you tell me how do you got inspiration to write the books and fiction book and novels.

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  3. Ayendrina Mukherje

    Hello Madam!
    After the Fire, a Still Small Voice, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and a Betty Trask Award. In 2011 she was listed as one of the Culture Show’s Best New British Novelists. She was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. ‘After the Hedland’ is an excerpt from her second novel, All the Birds, Singing, forthcoming in June 2013 from Jonathan Cape in the UK and in 2014 from Pantheon in the US.

    The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize. His third novel, Glow, from which this excerpt is taken, is published in 2014 by Sceptre in the UK.

    How do you got the inspiration and it’s really nice and sound goods.

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  4. Baishakhi Thakur

    I am an aspiring author.Though I read a lot of English books but I write in my mother tongue ie Bengali because I think in Bengali. What I would like to know from both of you is the journey to creativity. What I exactly mean —-is there any pre-mature stage of writing where you think from top to bottom of the novel …every minute details of it ..and then start writing? or you move as the story leads you with your characters?

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  5. Amit Thombre

    Hi,
    I want to know if the driving force for writing a fiction book differs from writng a non-fiction book? Does a fiction writer remain a fiction writer or can he/she switch to non-fiction writing?

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  6. aditya sharma

    How do you feel when you saw your name on Best of Young British Novelist on the Granta list ?

    How your work is different from the morden days writers?

    an advice to young writer, how to purse writing in these times ??

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  7. poornima

    Hi Evie!

    Your novels are primarily about loss, was wondering whether its deliberate. Would love to know of your thoughts on this.

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  8. Eugenie Pinto

    Hi Ned,
    Does your novel ‘Glow’ use elements of magic realism? Or is it another take on science fiction?

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  9. Nitya

    Hello Ned,

    Considering that some people I met were put off by the mention of homosexuality in Glow, I was wondering if bringing about social awareness or change was part of your agenda, or was it just an essential part of your protagonist?

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  10. Angeles

    Evie – Why are women relatively marginal in your novel, ‘After the Fire’ and is it difficult to write in a male voice?

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  11. Rebecca

    Which characters in your novel did you find harder or easier to capture? Are any of your characters based on real life people you know. And if yes, how do these people react then they discover you were writing about them?

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