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 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.’


Granta 2015 launch 132

We launched Granta 131: The Map is Not the Territory with Janine di Giovanni and Charles Glass at the Frontline Club. You can watch a video of the event here Check back here for our upcoming events in the UK.


Possession launches at Bookcourt in Brooklyn

A.M. Homes, Greg Jackson, Tracy O’Neill, Peter Gizzi and Jesse Ball discuss Granta 132: Possession with editor and publisher Sigrid Rausing at Bookcourt in Brooklyn, Friday 18 September at 7pm.


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Publisher and Editor
Sigrid Rausing
Deputy Editor
Rosalind Porter
Online Editor
Luke Neima
Poetry Editor
Rachael Allen
Daniela Silva
Editorial Assistants
Eleanor Chandler, Josie Mitchell, Francisco Vilhena
Marketing and Subscriptions
David Robinson
Aidan O’Neill
Kate Rochester
Morgan Graver
Iain Chapple, Katie Hayward
IT Manager
Mark Williams
Website Design
Production Associate
Sarah Wasley
David Atkinson, Amber Dowell, Katherine Fry, Jessica Kelly, Vimbai Shire
Contributing Editors
Daniel Alarcón, Anne Carson, Mohsin Hamid, Isabel Hilton, Michael Hofmann,
A.M. Homes, Janet Malcolm, Adam Nicolson, Edmund White
Lucy Binnersley, Dan Bradley, Maya Caspari,
Lynn Crothers, Paula Flanagan, Sally Foreman, Nina Franklin, Richard Irvine,
Jennifer Isherwood, Siobhan McBride, Alvin Pang, Daisy Parente, Hannah Philips