• Granta at 40

  • Tue, 07-05-2019 at 18:30
  • Brighthelm Centre
    North Road
    BN1 1YD Brighton
Granta at 40 - Brighthelm Centre - Brighton

Sigrid Rausing and Ian JackMoving beyond its nineteenth century origins as a University of Cambridge rag, Granta was relaunched as a magazine of ‘new writing’ in 1979. Granta gained a reputation for breaking daring new writers such as Salman Rushdie and Bruce Chatwin – and soon, from 1983, for its sometimes-controversial Best of Young British Novelists list. As the magazine celebrates its 40th year, Ian Jack, a former editor, and Sigrid Rausing the publisher of Granta magazine and Granta Books discuss the trajectory of a literary icon.