Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Last week, the American editor of Granta, an international literary magazine with a circulation of about 55,000, spoke at the Lit. He described Granta as a kind of antidote to the "get it now" culture of today's media. Much like a magazine, most of the pieces in Granta can be read in a single sitting (or two, if they are of the 50-page variety), but they cross a number of genres that you rarely find in magazines these days, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography and visual art. The issues sometimes have a theme (such as "fathers" in a recent issue) to which different authors respond. You can check it out online at www.granta.com.