Granta 104: Fathers

Granta 104, new editor Alex Clark’s first issue, goes in search of fathers. We find David Goldblatt facing up to his late father’s unfinished paperwork, Siri Hustvedt probing the complexities of family ties and an arresting portrait of his father’s determination to buck convention by Ruchir Joshi. Francesca Segal revisits the Brooklyn of her father’s youth and finds it radically altered, Benjamin Markovits speculates on the strange relationship between the American coach and his protégés and there’s new fiction from James Lasdun, Emma Donoghue, Daniyal Mueenuddin and Kirsty Gunn.