Upcoming Event

An Afternoon with Granta Magazine: Best of Young American Novelists



This event includes a book signing


May 20, 2017
2:00 PM
(Doors at 1:30)


Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138


This event is free; no tickets are required.

Harvard Book Store welcomes a panel of Granta magazine's newly honored fiction writers for readings from the latest issue—the third list of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists.

Update: Announcing Our Presenters


MARK DOTEN is a Minnesota-born writer currently living in Brooklyn. His debut novel, The Infernal, was published by Graywolf Press in 2015. He is the recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Columbia University, where he completed an MFA. He is the literary fiction editor at Soho Press and teaches in Columbia’s graduate writing program. 

RACHEL B. GLASER published her first novel, Paulina & Fran, in 2015. She is the author of the story collection Pee on Water and the poetry collections MOODS and HAIRDO. She studied painting and animation at the Rhode Island School of Design and poetry and fiction at UMass Amherst. In 2013, she received the McSweeney’s Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award. She tweets as @candle_face.

GREG JACKSON has been a Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and the MacDowell Colony, as well as a Henry Hoyns Fellow at the University of Virginia. He is the recipient of a 5 Under 35 award from the National Book Foundation for his story collection Prodigals. Jackson grew up in Maine and now lives in Brooklyn.

SANA KRASIKOV, a Ukrainian-born writer, lived in Georgia and Kenya before returning to the US four years ago. In 2009 she published her first collection of stories, One More Year. She is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, the Virginia Quarterly Review, Epoch, and Zoetrope. Her latest novel The Patriots was published this year by Spiegel & Grau in the US and Granta Books in the UK.

About Granta 139

Every ten years Granta magazine publishes a special issue of new fction from the most exciting American writers under the age of forty.

In 1997 and 2007 Granta picked out such luminaries as Daniel Alarcón, Edwidge Danticat, Anthony Doerr, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jonathan Franzen, Nell Freudenberger, Nicole Krauss, Lorrie Moore, Yiyun Li, Karen Russell, Akhil Sharma and Gary Shteyngart.

This issue presents a distillation of another generation's preoccupations. It is an anthology of twenty fascinating writers you will be hearing more from, chosen by panel of judges who are all acclaimed writers themselves: Paul Beatty, Patrick DeWitt, A.M. Homes, Kelly Link, Ben Marcus, and Sigrid Rausing.

Cambridge Public Library
449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138

This event will take place at the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library (in the Lecture Hall), located at 449 Broadway in Cambridge. Seating and elevator access to the lecture hall begins at the noted "doors" time.

A 70-car underground parking garage with access from Broadway is available when the library is open. It costs 25 cents for every 15 minutes of parking. You may pay by using quarters or credit card (Mastercard or Visa).

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While we can't guarantee fulfillment of a signed book pre-order, our authors are almost always able to sign extra books to fulfill such orders.

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  • Call us at (617) 661-1515 and one of our booksellers will take your order. Specify you'd like a signed copy.
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