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Ian Jack (born 7 February 1945) is a Scottish journalist who was the editor of the literary magazine Granta from 1995 to 2007. Granta 98 "The Deep End" was the 48th issue he edited and the last.

After working on a weekly newspaper in Scotland in the 1960s, Jack worked from 1970 to 1986 at The Sunday Times as a reporter, editor, feature writer and foreign correspondent.

He was a co-founder of the Independent on Sunday in 1989 and edited the paper from 1991 to 1995. He left Granta at the end of May 2007 and now writes regularly for The Guardian.

He lives in London with his wife and two children, and recently released a book of published and unpublished writings called The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain.


  • Jack, Ian (2001). The Crash that Stopped Britain. London: Granta. ISBN 1 86207 468 2.  
  •    (2009). The Country Formerly Known as Great Britain. London: Jonathan Cape. ISBN 978-0224087353.  
Media offices
Preceded by
Stephen Glover
Editor of The Independent on Sunday
Succeeded by
Peter Wilby
Preceded by
Bill Buford
Editor of Granta
Succeeded by
Jason Cowley


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