Granta at 40 with Sigrid Rausing and Ian Jack at Brighton Festival
Past Event
Books & Debates

Granta at 40

Tue 5 Feb 2019

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.