Granta magazine and Granta Books share a remit to discover and publish the best in new literary fiction, memoir, reportage and poetry from around the world. The magazine was founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University as The Granta. In 1979, Bill Buford and Pete de Bolla transformed Granta from a student publication to the literary quarterly it remains today, and Granta Books came ten years later. Publisher Sigrid Rausing acquired Granta publications in 2005, and expanded the list, keeping its high literary character. Present authors include A.M. Homes, Barbara Demick, Rebecca Solnit, Eleanor Catton, Ben Lerner, Madeleine Thien, Jenny Offill, Mark O’Connell, Lisa Halliday, Han Kang and Sayaka Murata. Granta Books now publishes around thirty new titles a year, providing authors with the intimacy of a small, passionate and creative team while consistently punching above its weight in review coverage, prizes, cultural impact and sales.