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Granta Searching for The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists

Granta em português has just launched the search for “The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists.” The Portuguese edition of Granta is published in Brazil by Alfaguara, an imprint within Objetiva Publishing House.

Here’s more from the release: “To qualify, the writers must be under under forty and must have at least one published work or a contract to publish a novel. To apply, candidates must submit an unpublished short story or an extract of an unpublished novel. Non-fiction essays or poetry will not be considered. Submissions will be accepted from 10 July 2011 to 30 September 2011.”

The Brazilian judges include Objetiva’s publishing director Isa Pessôa, Alfaguara publisher Marcelo Ferroni, comparative literature professor Samuel Titan, literature professor Italo Moriconi, author Cristovão Tezza and writer Manuel Da Costa Pinto. The final judge will be selected by the publishers of Brazilian and British Granta.

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Weiland Leaves Granta for The Paris Review

The Paris Review announced yesterday that Matt Weiland will be joining the magazine as deputy editor—a new position at the magazine that reflects The Paris Review’s growth under the editorship of Philip Gourevitch. Weiland has been the deputy editor of Granta for four years, and before that worked as an editor at The Baffler and at The New Press.

“Matt is among the sharpest and most versatile editors of both fiction and nonfiction of his generation,” said Gourevitch in the announcement.His experience, his range of interests and tastes, and his grasp of The Paris Review’s traditions and possibilities make him a natural new member of our staff. We look forward to spreading The Paris Review’s wings even wider with Matt here.” We’re still awaiting comment from Weiland about his career change but suffice to say this is a major deal in the literary world, one that is causing considerable excitement in such circles.

Waterstone’s Taps Its Literary Next Generation

If Granta‘s Best of Young American Novelists list wasn’t enough future fodder, then chew on the group of 25 youngish authors that Waterstone’s has assembled, which includes Naomi Alderman, Guatam Malkani, C.J. Sansom, Louise Welsh, Charlotte Mendelsohn, Jasper Fforde and many others.

Yesterday John Howells, the panel’s chairman, told the Guardian: “This is a list for the ordinary reader who goes into our shops, not for those who follow literary trends.” Some listed authors get free front-of-shop promotion today and all on the list can expect to have the formidable muscle of the Waterstone’s sales force behind them – an advantage not open to those on the Granta lists.