For one hundred years, there has been a magazine able to tell the world's story, from the fall of Saigon to the myth of the Titanic, from psychotherapy to the sounds made by chickens, all through the voices of writers who are young and well-known, emerging and talented.
That magazine is Granta, founded in 1889 by a group of students at the University of Cambridge, and bearing an early name for the river that flows through the city.
After a difficult period during the 1970's due to a lack of funds and growing apathy, the journal recovered under a group of graduates who relaunched it and gave it a new start. Since 1979, the year of its rebirth, Granta has published some of the most prestigious writers in the world, among them Angela Carter, Doris Lessing, Ian McEwan, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Salman Rushdie, Saul Bellow, Milan Kundera, Arundhati Roy, and Zadie Smith.
In November 2007, on the occasion of its one hundredth issue, Granta wished to offer its writers and readers a Moleskine notebook suitable for celebrating that important milestone. The idea was to have a personalized notebook, with a logo on the cover and on the paper band, and a 32-page pamphlet added at the back, printed in full color on ivory paper with a collection of one hundred magazine covers published since 1979.
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