'The new issue contains excellent work themed around post-conflict fallout. Patrick French is terrifically indignant about growing up in an army family in thrall to remembrance culture. Overall, it's stirring stuff.' --Evening Standard
Superb --Sunday Herald
'Literary journals are like a box of chocolates: you never quite know what you're going to get, although in certain cases - notably that of Granta - you can be sure of uniform excellence and rare, unexpected delights. The journalism in this issue is superb. The Rainy Season by Lindsey Hilsum is a powerful and affecting account of her return to Rwanda. Justin Jin's Zone Of Absolute Discomfort is stark, beautiful and grotesque all at once' --New Zealand Herald
'After the War is one of the strongest editions in the magazine's long, illustrious history' --Tribune
It is not just nations that are made and destroyed by war - families are scattered, boundaries of loyalty redrawn. The autumn issue of Granta explores the aftermath of conflict. Patrick French writes of a great uncle whose death in the Second World War transformed the family line. A powerful new story by Thomas McGuane tells of fraternal rivalry and the truth of a mother's past. A new essay by Aleksandar Hemon recounts a friend's separation from his father during the Balkan Wars. From the familial to the global, here is what happens when the weapons are set down, brought to life in fiction, poetry, reportage and memoir.