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Granta editor Alex Clark has left the magazine. The Granta Board would like to thank Alex for her positive contribution to Granta over the past eighteen months, and wishes her every success for the future.

Granta’s American Editor John Freeman has been appointed Acting Editor with immediate effect. John will divide his time between London and New York. He can be contacted on jfreeman [at]

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Granta contributor Decca Aitkenhead has an
with British-born, German-raised novelist Charlotte Roche in the Guardian. Roche’s debut novel, Wetlands (Feuchtgebiete), was a controversial bestseller in Germany last year. For last October, Philip Oltermann conducted the first English-language interview with Roche. You can read the interview here.

Before last Tuesday’s inauguration, the BBC asked acclaimed novelist and Granta contributor Joseph O’Neill what he is looking forward to in an
Obama administration
. O’Neill will be one of the speakers at the special Granta 104: ‘Fathers’ event in New York City on January 27. To find out more about the event, click here

Congratulations to Aleksandar Hemon whose novel The Lazarus Project was recently announced as a finalist for this year’s National Book Critics Circle Award. Hemon contributed to Granta 103: ‘The Rise of the British Jihad’.

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