The first female editor of literary quarterly Granta, Alex Clark, has left the magazine abruptly after eight months in the job.
Clark took the editor’s job in September last year, replacing Jason Cowley went he left to edit the New Statesman.
In a brief statement issued this morning, Granta’s publisher said: “Granta editor Alex Clark has left the magazine. The board would like to thank Alex for her positive contribution to Granta over the past 18 months and wishes her every success for the future.”
“The magazine’s American editor John Freeman has been appointed acting editor with immediate effect.”
Clark is a former Observer deputy literary editor and has also written about books for the Daily Telegraph.