Granta 31: The General - Granta Magazine

Granta 31: The General

Spring 1990

Nobody has ever got through to the ‘General’ – General Alfredo Stroessner – who, until he was deposed in 1989, was one of the world’s longest reigning dictators. Nobody, that is, until Isabel Hilton, following the suggestions of the General’s former mistresses, tracked him down in his hiding place in Brazil. Plus: Salman Rushdie, Richard Ford, Jonathan Raban, Gabriel García Márquez, Christopher Hitchens, and Margaret Atwood.