Tim Parks on the joys of commuting from Verona to Milan every day; Christopher de Bellaigue on tracking down the Armenians in Turkey; Jeremy Treglown following in the footsteps of V S Pritchett in Spain; Jeremy Seabrook on being separated from his twin; Todd McEwen on Cary Grant's trousers. Plus new fiction by: Ann Beattie, Tessa Hadley and Claire Keegan.
Ian Jack has edited Granta since 1995. He began his career in journalism on a weekly newspaper in Scotland in the 1960s. Between 1970 and 1986 he worked for the Sunday Times as a reporter, editor, feature writer and foreign correspondent (mainly in the Indian Subcontinent). He was a co-founder of the Independent on Sunday in 1989 and edited that newspaper between 1991 and 1995. His awards in Britain include those for reporter, journalist and editor of the year. A book of his writing about Britain, Before the Oil Ran Out, was published in 1987. He lives with his family in London.