Book List in Order:24 titles

  • As with the first two Best of Young British Novelists issues, Granta's 2003 list was compelling and prescient. The issue introduced readers to fiction by Zadie Smith, David Mitchell, and Monica Ali. From Ben Rice's story of marital crises among Koi f...


  • The secret enthusiasms that sustain us — bicycling, stamp collecting, butterfly hunting, gardening, absurd days with a golf club or finding a fishing rod: what writers do or dream of when not writing. Featuring new writings by Sean Wilsey, Thomas L...


  • In 1996, Granta's first Best of Young American Novelists issue included Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen and Lorrie Moore. Who will match them in the new generation? This special issue features original work by the twenty-one writers under thirty-...


  • It can be hard to love the people we should love; sometimes objects of affection are easier. This issue features Jonathan Taylor’s frank and funny account of a boyhood spent caring for a father with Parkinson’s Disease (‘Who are you?’), and Ja...


  • Featuring Jeremy Treglown following in the footsteps of V. S. Pritchett in Spain, Tim Parks on the joys and sorrows of commuting from Verona to Milan, and Christopher de Bellaigue tracking down the Armenians in Turkey. Plus Todd McEwen on Cary Grant...


  • The politics of religion around the world, featuring John McGahern, A. L. Kennedy, Richard Mabey, Simon Gray, Geoff Dyer, Jackie Kay, Pankaj Mishra, Nell Freudenberger, and more on their personal experiences—close, baffling, acrimonious, or nonexis...


  • Granta 91 is about ordinary life in Africa now—without the gauze of sentiment or glare of media lights. Featuring new fiction from leading African writers, both established and new, including younger writers from the African diaspora such as Chimam...


  • Country Life: how it is lived, how it has changed, and how the changes are far from over. An issue that ranges from English fox-hunters to the rice-planters of the Ganges delta.Tim Adams goes on a fox hunt, Craig Taylor returns to Akenfield thirty-fi...


  • Ma, mummy, mom, mere, mataji, madre, mutter, mamma mia!‘What made her uncertain were the proper boundaries between children and adults, love and sex, work and play. What bewildered her were her children.’—Edmund White, ‘The Merry Widow’‘My mo...






  • This special edition of Granta celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a rich collection of new pieces by some of the writers who helped make its reputation, and by others who may do so in future.Featuring:MARTIN AMIS rewrites Jane Austen for a ...


  • GRANTA 85: HIDDEN HISTORIESRepressed personal experiences, neglected battles, forgotten civilizations: an issue of Granta that excavates the unfairly buried event, the secret life, the overlooked war. With: Diana Athill on her lost baby, Giles Foden ...


  • The USA is the world¹s newest, greatest, and only empire. Some would say it is the world¹s most insular state as well as the most powerful, never troubling to correct its ignorance of the people and places beyond its borders. Is it a slander? In th...


  • The world we were born into has gone. We shall never completely recapture its climate, its seasons, the way its plants grew and its animals lived. This is not a wild-eyed prediction, a man on the street with a placard ("THE END IS NIGH"). Respectable...


  • Published in the U.S. since 1979, Granta is a handsomely illustrated paperback featuring outstanding articles. This issue of Granta includes: Jason Cowley on the search for Hitler's doctor; Kyle Stone on how Hillary Clinton's home views Hillary ('GO ...


  • Published in the U.S. since 1979, Granta is a handsomely illustrated paperback featuring outstanding articles. “Granta’s contributors constitute an impossibly distinguished list.” — The Washington Post...


  • Published in the U.S. since 1979, Granta is a handsomely illustrated paperback featuring outstanding articles that illustrate a theme. The Music issue examines how music is made and what it means — from plainsong to bounce. Contributors include Phil...


  • In the latest issue of the magazine that Vogue called “the pinnacle of literary and political writing,” a celebrated writer makes an anonymous confession and defends a habit: his son supplies him with Ecstasy. Nicholas Shakespeare discovers the ev...


  • In a powerful piece of imagination, Henk van Woerden reconstructs the strange, affecting history of Demetrios Tsafendas -- the man who assassinated Hendrik Verwoerd, South African premier and architect of apartheid. Also in this issue: Diana Athill o...


  • The talking cure, otherwise known as analysis or therapy. Invented Vienna, c. 1886. Most celebrated exponents: Sigmund Freud, Jerry Springer. Favorite question: Can you tell me a little more about that? Diseases to which normally addressed...


  • This issue includes the original expose, by Elena Lappin, of Binjamin Wilomirski's bogus Holocaust memoir which William Sutcliffe described in the Independent on Sunday as "the most gripping thing I read this year." Photographer Jillian Edelstein rep...


  • How do we cope with the public and private disaster? Jasmina Tesanovic on being bombed in Belgrade -- The Diary of a Political Idiot; Ian Jack on good behavior aboard the Titanic; Joy Williams on the necessary death of her dog Hawk; Edward Said on th...


  • More than 140,000 readers around the world savor the fiction, reportage, polemics, autobiography, history, and travel writing presented in Granta. Contributors such as Paul Theroux, Salman Rushdie, Nadine Gordimer, and Mary Karr deliver writing that ...


  • The magazine Granta is renowned for its expansive coverage of important issues, the diversity of its writers, and the breadth of talent it displays. This latest collection features a selection of fiction, reportage, memoir, and more, centering around...