Josie Mitchell | Granta

Josie Mitchell

Assistant Editor, Granta magazine

I work with authors on both the print issues of Granta and the online edition. What I value about the magazine is that it offers a home to unusual writing that doesn’t fit into prescribed or familiar boxes. It’s a pleasure to work with authors on writing that pushes at norms and boundaries, and I’m always open to pitches, in particular relating to reportage and narrative non-fiction.

A book I love from Granta’s backlist: Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts – the title essay is made up of forty-one attempts to begin an essay on David Salle, each one entirely different. It’s a dazzling feat, and a disorienting experience to read; a testament to Malcolm’s obsessive commitment to her craft.