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News Tue Nov 24 2009

Granta Chicago Issue a Fast Seller

It's been a good two months since Granta unleashed their all-Chicago issue and, according to the Tribune, the issue is Granta's fastest selling one. Most impressive is the article's note that Granta editor John Freeman worked specifically to give our independent bookstores a boost by dropping off boxes of the magazine at such stores, resulting in sales of 3,500 copies in 17 independent bookstores during the magazine's first three weeks of availability. That's some Chicago bookstore love, baby. Still not sure what all of the hubbub is about? Here you can listen to a panel discussion from Granta's London debut featuring contributors Dinaw Mengestu, Maria Venegas and Neil Steinberg and editor Freeman.

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