Josie Mitchell | Granta

Josie Mitchell

Online Editor, Granta magazine

As online editor, I commission and edit essays and fiction for Granta.com, and run the Granta Podcast. 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. 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.