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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 To apply, candidates must submit an unpublished short story or an extract of an unpublished novel.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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Monica Ali Asks: What If Princess Diana Had Lived?

Monica Ali has inked a deal to publish Untold Story with Scribner on June 28th. In her new novel, the author of Brick Lane imagines what the world would be like if Princess Diana had not died in a 1997 car crash.

Here’s more from the release: “UNTOLD STORY takes the life of the world’s most famous woman as a point of departure, imagining her future and examining the meaning of identity, the cost of celebrity, and the need to find one’s place in the world. Like Diana, the fictional princess who is the novel’s heroine, is both icon and iconoclast. Will she ever find peace and happiness in her own life, or will the curse of fame always be too great?”

News about the novel first leaked earlier this month. The New York Times had an interview with the novelist about her upcoming novel.