Ian Jack edited Granta magazine between 1995 and 2007 and previously The Independent on Sunday, a newspaper he helped to found. He has been a judge of the Booker and Orwell prizes and chaired the judging panel for Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003 and Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists in 1996 and 2006. Before and after he became Editor, he wrote for Granta and many other publications, including the London and The New York Review of Books. As a journalist on the London Sunday Times, he reported from India during the 1970s and 80s. Two anthologies of his work have been published, most recently ‘The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain’ in 2009. He is a columnist with the Guardian and lives in London.