From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real. Granta magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, badinage and literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it published the work of writers like A.A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, Granta publishes the best new literary writing and art.
In 1979, Bill Buford transformed Granta from a student publication to the literary quarterly it remains today. Granta Books came ten years later, quickly becoming one of the most independent-minded and prestigious literary publishers in the UK. Granta’s Best of Young issues, released decade by decade, introduce the most important voices of each generation – in Britain, America, Brazil and Spain – and have been defining the contours of the literary landscape since 1983. As the Observer writes: ‘In its blend of memoirs and photojournalism, and in its championing of contemporary realist fiction, Granta has its face pressed firmly against the window, determined to witness the world.’



Wednesday 6 April, Cambridge Literary Festival, Cambridge 6 p.m.
Panel discussion with Tara Bergin, Kevin Barry and Lucy Caldwell

Thursday 21 April, Launch at Cuirt Literary Festival, Galway, 9.30 p.m.
Launch event with Kevin Barry, Sally Rooney, Sara Baume and Siobhán Mannion.

Tuesday 26 April, Hodgis Figgis Bookshop, Dublin, 6 p.m.

Wednesday 27 April, Shakespeare and Company, Paris, 7 p.m.
Panel discussion with Sally Rooney, Sara Baume and Lucy Caldwell – chaired by Sigrid Rausing.

Thursday 28 April, Foyles, London
Panel discussion with Sally Rooney, Sara Baume and Lucy Caldwell – chaired by Peggy Hughes

Sunday 15 May, Norwich Literary Festival, Norwich Writers’ Centre, Norwich

Saturday 11 June, Borris House Festival of Writing and Ideas, Borris House, Ireland
Panel discussion with Lucy Caldwell, Donal Ryan and Sara Baume.




Wednesday 4 May, The Center for Fiction, New York, USA, 7 p.m.
Event with Belinda McKeon, Mary O’Donoghue, Sally Rooney, Stephen Sexton and Colm Tóibín. Co-hosted by the Irish Arts Center.

Thursday 5 May, Cambridge Public Library
Cambridge, MA, USA, 6.30 p.m.
Event with Belinda McKeon, Mary O’Donoghue, Sally Rooney, Stephen Sexton and Colm Tóibín. Hosted by the Harvard Bookstore.



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Angélica Freitas’ Rilke Shake is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry. Read her poem ‘Artichoke’ here.

Amitava Kumar’s ‘Pyre’, from Granta 130: India, is selected for 2016 Best American Essays, curated by Jonathan Franzen.

Barry Lopez’s ‘The Invitation’, from Granta 134: What Have We Done, has been selected for the Pushcart Prize 2017.

Kalpana Narayanan’s ‘Dr J’, from the online edition of Granta 130: India, has been selected for Pushcart Prize 2017.

Solmaz Sharif’s ‘Force Visibility’ has been shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize.



Han Kang’s The Vegetarian has been shortlisted for the Man Booker International prize. Read the story that inspired the book here.

Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days has been shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award.

Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation has also been shortlisted for the Dublin Literary Award.

Austin Duffy’s This Living and Immortal Thing is shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Award.

Wendell Steavenson’s Circling the Square is shortlisted for the Orwell Prize. Read her essay on the refugee crisis: ‘Possible‘.

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