Saturday 18 September, 12:30

Ian Jack, Valerie Miles, Aurelio Major and Rodrigo Fresán

Debating Granta: Prestige and Prescription

The launch of the third issue of Granta in Spanish allows us to reflect on the criteria of one of the most prestigious literary magazines of recent times.


Known for the almost "oracular" nature of its listings of young British novelists (the first in 1982 included authors like Salman Rushdie, Julian Barnes, Martin Amis, Kazuo Ishiguro and Ian McEwan), Granta has become an influential model which can, for all that, be debated. K04 has invited its British and Spanish editors to a special session devoted to analysing the genres Granta doesn't publish and also the "prescriptive" character of its famous listings.