Prose Feature: John Barth | Bill Buford & Pete de Bolla | Granta Magazine

Prose Feature: John Barth

Bill Buford & Pete de Bolla

‘Barth is the comedian of forms, the controlled anarchist who deals realities, roles and fictions like playing cards, inventing – as in a game – an endless succession of names for the world.’

Bill Buford

Bill Buford was for sixteen years the editor of Granta magazine, which he relaunched in 1979. Previously he was the fiction editor at The New Yorker, where he now works as a staff writer. He is the editor of The Granta Book of Travel, The Granta Book of Reportage and The Granta Book of the Family. He is also the author of Heat: An Amateur's Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany.

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Pete de Bolla

Peter de Bolla is Professor of Cultural History and Aesthetics at the University of Cambridge. His most recent books are The Fourth of July and the Founding of America and Aesthetics and the Work of Art co-edited with Stefan Uhlig. In 1979, De Bolla and Bill Buford transformed Granta from a student publication to the literary quarterly it remains today.

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