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Ellah Allfrey Named Deputy Editor at Granta

1247759281848.jpgThe literary journal Granta has appointed Ellah Allfrey as deputy editor. Earlier this year, editor Alex Clark stepped down, making John Freeman the journal’s acting editor.

Allfrey is a publishing veteran with five years at Penguin Press and six years at Random House. Most recently, she served as senior editor at Jonathan Cape. Over the course of her career, she has edited Carmen Callil, Bettany Hughes and Julian Barnes. In addition she helmed Cape’s growing list of young African writers. Last week, GalleyCat covered the release party for Granta 107.

Allfrey had this statement: “This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Granta. While I am sorry to be leaving Cape, it’s an irresistible opportunity to work on a magazine that has published many of my favourite writers. I am delighted at the prospect of working with John and the team at Granta–finding the very best of new writing and building on the magazine’s reputation as one at the heart of cultural life.”

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David Graham Departs at Granta Publications

grantacover.jpgDavid Graham stepped down as managing director of Granta Publications and Portobello Books, Bookseller reports. Graham joined the company in 2006, leaving Canongate Books in a move the Scotsman called “a major blow to Canongate.”

This is the second shake-up at the literary organization in less than a month. On May 28 of this year, former editor Alex Clark resigned, and American editor John Freeman was appointed acting editor. This week Granta, the NY Observer, and Afterword all published interviews with the new editor.

Here’s more from the article: “In a short statement, the company said that queries previously directed to Graham should now be directed to Granta’s owner and publisher Sigrid Rausing. There was no further comment.”

Granta Editor Departs

1234889362244.jpgThe literary journal Granta announced that Editor Alex Clark has departed.

American Editor John Freeman was appointed Acting Editor, assuming that post immediately, the Board of Granta Magazine announced today. Earlier this year, GalleyCat reported from the Granta 105 release party in Manhattan.

Here’s more from the announcement: “The Board would like to thank Alex for her positive contribution to Granta over the past eighteen months and wishes her every success for the future.”