The British literary magazine Granta, which last month published its second issue devoted to the "Best Young American Novelists," recently named Jason Cowley as its new editor. Cowley, who was the literary editor of the New Statesman for five years, will succeed Ian Jack in September.
Jack, who has been the editor of Granta for twelve years, announced his intention to step down in 2006. "After editing nearly fifty issues of the magazine, which is about the same number as my predecessor, Bill Buford, there comes a time when you recognize you can do a thing too long," he was quoted as saying in Publishers Weekly.
Granta and its book imprint, Granta Books, are published in London.