Martin Amis scripts Austen's Northanger Abbey; Alexandra Fuller catches cholera in Zambia (or does she?); Graham Swift makes an elephant for his father; Isabel Hilton revisits The General; Patricia Hampl sees the wrong picture snapped in Palestine; and Jan Morris picks her nose.
Meanwhile Geoff Dyer searches for the sea in West Texas, Philip Gourevitch wonders why we commemorate genocide, and Wendall Stevenson reports from the resistance in Baghdad.
Plus Amit Chaudhuri, John McGahern, Pankaj Mishra, Paul Theroux, and James Hamilton-Paterson.
And new fiction by Paul Auster, William Boyd, Richard Ford, J. Robert Lennon, and Jayne Anne Phillips; memoirs by Blake Morrison and Edmund White; a photographic journey up the River Granta by Toby Glanville and a previously unpublished story by V.S. Pritchett.
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.