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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.
Books
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.’


Events

UNITED KINGDOM
London short story festival

London Short Story Festival: Short Story Gatekeepers

Granta’s managing editor, Yuka Igarashi, will be on a panel chaired by Joanna Walsh alongside Jim Hinks, Tania Hershman, Jeremy Osborne and Lucy Luck. More information here.

20 June 2015 | 10:30am – 11:30am |£9 (standard) / £6.3 (friends)
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203 – 206 Piccadilly, W1J 9HD

UNITED STATES

Amitava KumarAmitava Kumar reading at the AAWW Check back here for our upcoming events in the US


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Publisher and Editor
Sigrid Rausing
Managing Editor
Yuka Igarashi
Online and Poetry Editor
Rachael Allen
Designer
Daniela Silva
Editorial Assistants
Luke Neima, Francisco Vilhena
Website Assistant
Eleanor Chandler
Marketing and Subscriptions
David Robinson
Publicity
Aidan O’Neill
Advertising
Kate Rochester
Finance
Morgan Graver
Sales
Iain Chapple, Katie Hayward
IT Manager
Mark Williams
Website Design
SALU.io
Production Associate
Sarah Wasley
Proofs
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
Readers
Seren Adams, Lucy Binnersley, Lucy Blackman, Dan Bradley, Maya Caspari,
Lynn Crothers, Paula Flanagan, Sally Foreman, Richard Irvine, Jennifer Isherwood,
Siobhan McBride, Alvin Pang, Daisy Parente, Lance Person, Hannah Phillips