Granta magazine’s celebration of horror

Granta, the magazine of new writing, is hosting a series of events to launch its new issue, a horror special:

“In Granta 117: Horror, thirteen new works of reportage, fiction, memoir and poetry, as well as a series of mixed-media images about love and illness by Kanitta Meechubot, explore how the other, the unknown and the sublime can startle us into horror.” Includes a new story from Stephen King.

UK events are as follows:

Tales of Terror
1 November 2011, 7:00 pm at The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP
Join Granta for an evening of chilling tales and a chance to explore the macabre curiosities at Viktor Wynd’s little shop of horrors. Enjoy dramatic readings of a never-before-heard story by Stephen King and a reading and discussion with Sarah Hall.

Granta 117: Horror, Nottingham Launch
1 November 2011, 7:00pm, Waterstone’s, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR.
With Granta Online Editor Ted Hodgkinson, Santiago Roncagliolo reads from and discusses his investigation into Peruvian terror organisation, The Shining Path,  and Peru’s experience of living under the threat of terror.

Granta 117: Horror, London Launch
2 November 2011, 6:30pm, Foyles, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB
With Granta publisher Sigrid Rausing, Mark Doty and Will Self explore Walt Whitman’s correspondence with Bram Stoker, Dracula and the nature of blood.

An Evening with Mark Doty
3 November 2011 7:00pm, Gay’s the Word, 66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
Mark Doty explores the nature of blood, Bram Stoker and Walt Whitman through reading and conversation.

Visions of Horror: A Salon
4 November 2011, 7:00pm at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ.
Join Granta, artists Jake and Dinos Chapman and emerging artist Kanitta Meechubot to explore the dark corners of the imagination. With a special viewing of the Chapman’s and Meechubot’s artwork for Granta 117.

For information on all these events and booking details please visit the Granta website events page