Granta 119: Britain Launch Party
Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan)
Granta magazine returns to Housing Works to launch its latest issue—Britain—with a night of readings and revelry. As Britain prepares for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the summer Olympics, Granta is publishing collection poetry, memoir and fiction that shows some of stories Britain is telling about itself today. Tania James, a rising literary star, joins us to read from ‘Lion and Panther in London’, her story about two brothers from Lahore who come to London in 1910 to seek fame as wrestlers. On the speakers, Blue Logan plays music that expresses the wild and wonderful visions of Britain, from dancehall to dubstep.
In thanks for donations to Housing Works, Granta is giving guests a tote bag that includes a copy of Granta 119: Britain.