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Granta’s ‘Chicago’ Issue


Granta’s forthcoming issue, Granta 108: ‘Chicago’ will be published on September 22. In this video, Granta acting editor John Freeman introduces the issue, celebrating the city of Chicago, a cultural and artistic hub and home to some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers.

See the cover of the ‘Chicago’ issue, designed by Chris Ware

Read advance praise for the ‘Chicago’ issue

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    Tue Sep 01 22:39:25 BST 2009

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    Thu Sep 03 20:18:44 BST 2009

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  5. George K

    Sat Nov 21 03:05:03 GMT 2009

    As a native Chicagoan and southsider now moved west to Oregon, and as a late blooming aspiring writer with a novel in progress set in Chicago, I look forward to reading this issue. (In my college years I feasted on James T. Farrell: I was homesick. Perhaps this collection will do much to keep my lovers' quarrel with the city alive.)

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