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Granta is committed to employing a diverse workforce, and we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and with all different kinds of life experiences. We encourage those who are underrepresented within the industry to consider applying for a role at our company.

Granta magazine and Granta Books share a remit to discover and publish the best in new literary fiction, memoir, reportage and poetry from around the world.

The magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta, a periodical of student politics, badinage and literary enterprise, named after the river that runs through the town. In this original incarnation it published the work of writers like A.A. Milne, Michael Frayn, Stevie Smith, Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.

Granta is most celebrated for its ‘Best of Young’ issues, which introduce the most important voices of each generation – in Britain, America, Brazil and Spain – defining the contours of the literary landscape.

In 1979, Bill Buford and Pete de Bolla transformed Granta from a student publication to the literary quarterly it remains today. Each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now.

Granta Books now publishes around thirty new titles a year, providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sales.

Granta magazine and the Granta Poetry imprint are owned by Granta Trust, a charity set up in 2019 to promote new and emerging writing. Jeremy Hardie, an economist and former chair of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, chairs the Trust’s board. His fellow trustees are the writer Lisa Appignanesi and Sigrid Rausing.

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