Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro, Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Julian Barnes were relatively unknown names in literature when Granta published its first Best of Young British Novelists list in 1983. They did not remain unknown for long. These writers -- along with Pat Barker, Rose Tremain, A.N. Wilson, and Adam Mars-Jones -- became the most celebrated voices of their generation. This anthology, now newly reissued, allows readers to explore the emerging voices of today's most established writers.