Author(s): Sigrid Rausing
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What happens after you fall in love? The essays and fiction in this issue of Granta look at the risk and reward of loving someone.
Sigrid Rausing is Editor and Publisher of Granta magazine and Publisher of Granta and Portobello Books. She is the author of History, Memory and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia: The End of a Collective Farm and Everything is Wonderful, which has been translated into four different languages.