Brighton Festival 2019Public booking opens: Fri 24 Feb, 9am

Past Festivals

Past Event

Granta at 40

Sigrid Rausing and Ian Jack

Moving 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.

Tue 7 May, 6.30pm