Synopses & Reviews
This special edition of Granta
celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with a rich collection of new pieces by some of the writers who helped make its reputation, and by others who may do so in future.
MARTIN AMIS rewrites Jane Austen for a film of Northanger Abbey
AMIT CHAUDHURI meets the troubled icon of secular India
PHILIP GOUREVITCH asks why we commemorate genocide
JAN MORRIS picks her nose and wonders what death will be like
WENDELL STEAVENSON gets to know an Iraqi terrorist
GRAHAM SWIFT remembers his father
TIM ADAMS learns why shredders are a good idea
JAMES HAMILTON-PATERSON reveals his boyhood as a champion bomb-maker
PATRICIA HAMPL sees the wrong picture snapped in Palestine
ISABEL HILTON discovers that General Stroessner, ex-dictator of Paraguay, is still alive
PANKAJ MISHRA finds out what it takes to make it in Bollywood
BLAKE MORRISON examines the afterlife of his family memoir
New fiction from PAUL AUSTER, WILLIAM BOYD, J. ROBERT LENNON
and HELEN SIMPSON, and a newly-discovered story by one of England's finest short story writers, V.S. PRITCHETT.
And a picture essay by TOBY GLANVILLE, tracing the course of the river that gave the magazine its name
Granta 87 is a special anniversary issue of the magazine. It features new writing from the writers who made its reputation, including Richard Ford, Martin Amis, Amit Chaudhuri, Julian Barnes, Blake Morrison, Joyce Carol Oates, and others.