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Granta has long been known for the quality of its travel writing. The 1980s were the

culmination of a golden age, when writers including Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin, James Hamilton-Paterson and James Fenton set out to document life in largely unfamiliar territory, bringing back tales of the beautiful, the extraordinary and the unexpected. By the mid 1990s, travel writing seemed to change, as a younger generation of writeres that appeared in the magazine made journeys for more complex and often personal reasons. Decca Aitkenhead reported on sex tourism in Thailand, and Wendell Steavenson moved to Iraq as foreign correspondent. What all these pieces have in common is a sense of engagement with the places they describe, and a belief that whether we are in Birmingham or Belarus, there is always something new to be discovered.

About the Author

LIZ JOBEY was the Deputy Editor of Granta 1998-2002 and before that was Editor of the Independent on Sunday Review and Literary Editor of the Guardian. She is the editor of Are We Related?: The New Granta Book of the Family and currently works as a freelance journalist.

JONATHAN RABAN'S writing has won many prizes including the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Heinemann Award, and the Thomas Cook Award. He is the author, most recently, of Driving Home: An American Scrapbook (2010).

Table of Contents

Introduction by Jonathan Raban

Arrival by Albino Ochero-Okello

Congo Dinosaur by Redmond O'Hanlon

The Road to Ouidah by Bruce Chatwin

Mississippi Water by Jonathan Raban

The Life and Death of a Homosexual by Pierre Clastres

How It Ends by Andrew O'Hagan

Siberia by Colin Thubron

Serampur by Ian Jack

Going Abroad by W.G. Sebald

The Lazy River by Ryszard Kapuscinski

Lovely Girls, Very Cheap by Decca Aitkenhead

Dervishes by Rory Stewart

Trespassing by Paul Theroux

When I Was Lost by James Hamilton-Paterson

Captain Scott's Biscuit by Thomas Keneally

This is Centerville by James Buchan

Osama's War by Wendell Steavenson

Airds Moss by Kathleen Jamie

Sri Lanka: December 28, 2004 by John Borneman

Nightwalking by Robert Macfarlane

The Paris Intifada by Andrew Hussey

Kashmir's Forever War by Basharat Peer

Arctic by Lavinia Greenlaw

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Jobey, Liz
Granta Books
Raban, Jonathan
Essays & Travelogues
Literature-A to Z
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