Granta 107: 107
In 2009, Granta is 30! The most influential literary magazine of its time is growing up, but never feels old.
With its mixture of investigative reportage, narrative non-fiction, photography, memoir, fiction and brilliant journalism, Granta 107 follows on from the critically-acclaimed summer reading issue to showcase more of the best new writing from around the world. In the issue, Mary Gaitskill meditates on how we measure varieties of loss after the disappearance of her rescued cat; Will Self walks through Tehran thirty years on from the revolution; Timothy Phillips uncovers a story of espionage in London between the wars; and Rana Dasgupta reports from Delhi on the emergence of India’s super rich. Plus: Ariel Leve visits the American town revitalized by immigration and Xan Rice among the Polisario rebels fighting for the disputed territory of the western Sahara; and the best new fiction from emerging and established writers. Also, the magazine’s website has relaunched. It now provides an accessible and responsive forum for writers and readers. For the first time, visitors to the site can comment on, and add tags to, all of our articles and online-only content. Users can also get updates on new material appearing on granta.com via RSS and every issue is available for purchase on the site. As well as online exclusives, www.granta.com will make freely available to subscribers the entire archive of the print magazine, with five new back issues added each month. Non-subscribers can receive access to our archives for the special offer of ï¿½3.50. Visit www.granta.com to find out more and explore.