Author(s): Sigrid Rausing
'I found in my absence that I had missed two visitors: one left me nothing I could know them by; the other must have been a woman, judging by the gift of wood-shavings and pale grasses she had picked and twisted into a bouquet that lingered on my table.' - Andrew Motion, 'A Meeting of Minds with Henry David Thoreau' And Martin Amis, Thomas McGuane, Melinda Moustakis, Adam Nicolson, Mona Simpson, Claire Vaye Watkins, Callan Wink and others.
When every inch of land has been conquered, when every place has been mapped, what is left to explore? This issue of Granta goes into the American wild, metaphorical and real.
Sigrid Rausing is Acting Editor and Publisher of Granta magazine and of Granta and Portobello Books. She is the author of History, Memory and Identity in Post Soviet Estonia: the End of a Collective Farm and Everything is Wonderful, forthcoming from Grove Atlantic in the US and UK, and translated into four different languages