In the latest issue of the magazine Vogue has called 'the pinnacle of literary and political writing' a distinguished writer makes an anonymous confession and defends a habit: his son supplies him with Ecstasy.
With: Nicholas Shakespeare discovers the evil of his ancestors. The psychiatrist David Feuer on trying-and failing-to be a shrink in a community of the Hasidim. Amanda Hopkinson Andrew Brown and Christopher de Bellaigue
AND: New fiction from A M Homes and Judith Hermann PLUS: a newly discovered, never before published story by Penelope Fitzgerald
Ian Jack edited Granta from 1995 to 2007, having previously edited the Independent on Sunday. He has written on many subjects, including the Titanic, Kathleen Ferrier, the Hatfield train crash and the three members of the IRA active-service unit who were killed on Gibraltar. He is the editor of The Granta Book of Reportage and The Granta Book of India, and the author of a collection of journalism, The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain. He lives in London and now writes for the Guardian.