Sex is our oldest obsession. For as long as we've been doing it, it has been used as a mark of decline and a measure of progress. It has been at the center of rituals and responsible for revolutions. We make money from it, hide behind it, prohibit and promote it. It relaxes us, revolts us, hurts us, and helps us. But whatever we think about it, however we do it, it defines us. As always, Granta 110 will showcase the most exciting new voices' writing from around the world as they confront the most powerful stories and will feature outstanding new fiction, reportage, memoir, and photography. Plus: look for candid interviews, exclusive podcasts, and brand-new interactive features, which allow readers to comment on the issue, and our ambitious archive project on our Web site, granta.com.
John Freeman's criticism has appeared in more than 200 newspapers around the world, including the Guardian, the Independent, The Times and the Wall Street Journal. Between 2006 and 2008, he served as president of the National Book Critics Circle. His first book, The Tyranny of E-Mail, was published in October by Scribner in the US and Text in Australia.