A collection of pieces from Granta
which explore the complicated, often fraught relationships that families involve. Authors include A.L.Kennedy on the grandfather she loved, Linda Grant on her mother's early stages of Alzheimer's, Robyn Davidson and her unexpected 'marriage' to Eddie, an Aborigine, and David Goldblatt's attempts to cope with the aftermath of his father's murder.
Granta magazine has published some of the best writing about family relationships in the English language. Over the years its writers have dealt with the most difficult, the most important and the most personal relationships of their lives. Granta Books publication, in 1993, of Blake Morrison's When Did You Last See Your Father? heralded the huge rise in popularity of the literary memoir, and since then, Granta has carried pieces of non-fiction and fiction about the family from writers including Doris Lessing, Jane Anne Phillips, Hanif Kureishi, Jackie Kay, Helen Simpson, Linda Grant, Orhan Pamuk, Graham Swift, Ian Jack, Justine Picardie, Edmund White, Joy Williams, John McGahern, Jon McGregor, Paul Theroux, A.L. Kennedy, Siri Hustvedt and David Goldblatt. Are We Related? The New Granta Book of the Family collects together a stunning variety of pieces about every member of the family.