A Cambridge University under‐graduate periodical started in 1889. It went through various transformations, and in the 1950s and 60s was edited as a literary magazine devoted to publishing poetry and fiction by promising young students (who included S. Plath and Ted Hughes). After some years' disappearance it re‐emerged in 1979 as an avant‐garde literary periodical, publishing work by G. Steiner, A. Sillitoe, Angela Carter, Emma Tennant, Salman Rushdie, and others. In 1983 appeared Granta No. 7, Best of Young British Novelists, its first in association with Penguin Books, with work by Martin Amis, Ian McEwan, A. N. Wilson, and others.
Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards).