Granta 79 centres around celebrity, both good and bad: Jason Cowley: the search for Hitler's doctor Fintan O'Toole: an Irish republican looks at the Queen Kyle Stone: how Hillary Clinton's home views Hillary ('GO HOME BILLARY!') Riccardo Orizio: the cannibal emperor of the Central African Republic Andrew Martin: the roller-coaster champion of the world Dragisa Blanusa: eighty-nine days with Slobodan Milosevic NEW FICTION Geoff Dyer gets high in Amsterdam Andrew O'Hagan how a child star was born Zoe Heller gets lonely in North London PHOTOGRAPHY Tom Stoddart: the African evangelist who claims he can cure Aids Michael Collins: Mrs Haggarty meets George Best; Miss Barwell meets Steve McQueen
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.