By John Freeman
Recently, Granta has explored Chicago, Pakistan and the realm of Spanish-language letters. during this daring, eclectic factor, the journal turns again to target Britain.
In 2012, Britain is a kingdom in flux, coping with tough socioeconomic realities, contending with new political alliances and negotiating transferring demographics. but, it's a state that remains perceived as being certain via culture and sophistication structures.
Is Britain nonetheless nice? the place does it stand within the New Europe? what is going to it develop into within the twenty first century? the problem comprises fresh novel excerpts through Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa, Jim Crace, and Rachel Seiffert; essays by means of Robert MacFarlane, Gary Younge, and Andrew Stuart; new brief tales via Mark Haddon, Adam Foulds, Tania James, Jon McGregor and Ross Raisin; and poems by way of Simon Armitage, Jamie McKenrick, Don Patterson, and Robin Robertson. Introducing Sam Byers.