Wednesday 23 January 2013

Nothing's fair in love and war and Granta knows it

Granta magazine is the sleekest, most chunkily holdable, intelligent, varied and well-edited established literary magazine out there. It's recently announced a new issue and a series of London events on war reporting and betrayal. Go along and be thrilled by the insight and wisdom of writers including Janine di Giovanni (whose memoir Ghosts by Daylight I loved as much for its personal humour as its broader political tragedy), Frances Harrison (author of Still Counting the Dead, a stunning and revelatory account of hidden war in Sri Lanka), Samantha Harvey (whose beautiful and moving novel The Wilderness we shortlisted for the Orange Prize in 2009) and John Burnside (something in brackets).