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Granta: Extraction




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Granta is the United Kingdom’s best-known quarterly journal of literature and long-form non-fiction writing. It was originally founded in 1889 by Cambridge University students; in 1979, it was transformed from a student publication into the globally renowned literary quarterly it is today. Published four times a year in paperback format, each issue of the magazine invites the best literary writers working today to respond to a theme, and is filled with original fiction, memoir, reportage, poetry and photography.

Writers who have recently contributed to the magazine include Annie Ernaux, Rachel Kushner, Sheila Heti, Nam Le, Sally Rooney, K Patrick, Lydia Davis, Ocean Vuong, Carmen Maria Machado, André Alexis, Brandon Taylor and Kazuo Ishiguro, among many others. The magazine has been called “the most impressive literary magazine of its time” by The Daily Telegraph and “a stunning contribution to contemporary literature” by Newsweek.

The next issue of the magazine looks at the theme of Extraction, and publishes on 30 April. Granta 167 looks at the global effort to dig up new materials for the Green transition, and includes new writing by James Pogue, reporting from the Central African Republic, Bathsheba Demuth tracing the hidden legacy of the fur trade along the Yukon River, Anjan Sundaram on the cartels who are now in open conflict with local villages over the control of mining concession in Mexico, and Will Atkins on the freemining of coal in the Forest of Dean, alongside new fiction by Camilla Grudova, Carlos Fonseca, Benjamin Kunkel and much more.

Join us as we explore the hidden legacies of history, the conflicts of the present, and the possibilities of the future.

Granta is published four times a year. For advance information and to order stock of each issue you can contact Publisher’s Group West in the US and in Canada, The Manda Group.

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