Granta | The Magazine of New Writing

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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 of writers like A.A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

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.’

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Tuesday 30 April, 6.30pm | Hatchards, Piccadilly, London
40 Years of Granta Magazine, with Bill Buford, Ian Jack & Sigrid Rausing
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Thursday 2 May, 7pm | Shakespeare and Company, Paris
40 Years of Granta Magazine, with Bill Buford, Ian Jack & Sigrid Rausing
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Tuesday 7 May, 6.30pm | Brighton Literary Festival
Granta at 40, with Ian Jack & Sigrid Rausing
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Sunday 26 May, 3pm | National Centre for Writing, Norwich
The Path to Publication: 40 Years of Granta magazine, with Ian Jack & Sigrid Rausing
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Prizes

Magazine

‘Dividing Lines’ by Jack Losh has been longlisted for a 2019 One World Media Print Award and its author has been longlisted for a One World Media New Voice Award.

‘The Republic of Motherhood’ by Liz Berry is the winner of the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Danez Smith’s Don’t Call Us Dead is the winner of the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Collection. Read a crown of sonnets from the collection here.

‘Africa’s Future Has No Space For Stupid Black Men’ by Pwaangulongii Daoud is the winner of the 2018 Gerald Kraak Award.

‘Travels in Pornland’ by Andrea Stuart selected for Best American Essays 2017.

Ivan Chistyakov’s ‘The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard’ extract and ‘Peace Shall Destroy Many’ by Miriam Toews selected for Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017.

Eric Puchner’s ‘Last Day on Earth’ and Emma Cline’s ‘Arcadia’ selected for Best American Short Stories 2017.

Books

Convenience Store Woman, with original design by Luke Bird, won Best Cover Design in the Literary Fiction Category at the Academy of British Cover Design Awards 2019.

Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss has been longlisted for the 2019 RSL Ondaatje Prize. You can read an excerpt here.

Carys Davies’ West has been shortlisted for the 2019 Folio Prize. You can read an excerpt from the book here, and an essay by the author on the research that went into the book here.

Mazen Maarouf’s Jokes for the Gunmen has been longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Award. You can read an excerpt from the collection here.

Hubert Mingarelli’s Four Soldiers has been longlisted for the 2019 Man Booker International Award.

Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of a Polar Bear has won the 2017 Warwick Women in Translation Prize.

International Editions

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Publisher and Editor

Sigrid Rausing

Deputy Editor

Rosalind Porter

Digital Director and Online Editor

Luke Neima

Poetry Editor

Rachael Allen

Assistant Editor

Francisco Vilhena

Senior Designer

Daniela Silva

Deputy Online Editor

Eleanor Chandler

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Lucy Diver

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Merecedes Forest, Josephine Perez

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Katie Hayward

IT Manager

Mark Williams

Website Design

SALU.io

Production Associate

Sarah Wasley

Proofs

Katherine Fry, Jessica Kelly, Lesley Levene, Jess Porter, Vimbai Shire, Louise Tucker

Contributing Editors

Daniel Alarcón, Anne Carson, Mohsin Hamid, Isabel Hilton, Michael Hofmann, A.M. Homes, Janet Malcolm, Adam Nicolson, Edmund White

Readers

Charlie Allen, Dan Bradley, Elsa Court, Grace Cuddihy, Ellen Davies, Erica Eisen, Paula Flanagan, James Gilbert, William Irven, Richard Irvine, Jennifer Isherwood, Sigrid Koerner, Srionti Maitra, Nina Sandelson, Halimat Shode, Daniel South, Rory Williams