Granta | Granta

  • Published: 12/06/2001
  • ISBN: 9781862074644
  • Granta Books
  • 400 pages


Ian Jack

For 21 years Granta magazine has aimed to publish the best of contemporary fiction, memoir, reportage and travel writing, using a cross section of different writers to express the diversity and originality of talent. Among those to have featured in the publication include Harold Pinter, Hanif Kureishi and Martha Gellhorn. This anthology takes 21 landmark pieces from each year of the magazine, so bringing together classic pieces from its past and charting its history. An introduction by the editor of Granta, Ian Jack, puts the work in context.

The Author

Ian Jack edited Granta from 1995 to 2007, having previously edited the Independent on Sunday. He has written on many subjects, including the Titanic, Kathleen Ferrier, the Hatfield train crash and the three members of the IRA active-service unit who were killed on Gibraltar. He is the editor of The Granta Book of Reportage and The Granta Book of India, and the author of a collection of journalism, The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain. He is working, not very quickly, on a book about the River Clyde.

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From the Same Author

Ian Jack on

Essays & Memoir | Granta 154

The Stinky Ocean

Ian Jack

‘It was a peculiar, alopecic landscape of hummocks and gullies, with patches of grass growing on what looked like white earth, and rarely a soul to be seen.’

Essays & Memoir | Granta 60

Those Who Felt Differently

Ian Jack

‘Could grief for one woman have caused all this? We were told so.’

On the death of Diana.

Essays & Memoir | Granta 138

Ian Jack | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Ian Jack

‘Travel writing of most kinds, not just the humorous, has the history of colonialism perched on its shoulder.’