Grand Street (magazine)

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Grand Street
Former editors Ben Sonnenberg, Jean Stein
Frequency Quarterly
Year founded 1981
Final issue Fall 2004
Country USA
Based in New York
Language English
ISSN 0734-5496

Grand Street was an American magazine which appeared from 1981 to Fall 2004.[1] It was described by The New York Times as "one of the most revered literary magazines of the postwar era."[2]


Grand Street was founded as a quarterly by Ben Sonnenberg in 1981.[1] When Jean Stein became editor and publisher in 1990, the magazine's format changed to encompass visual art, and it began actively to seek out international authors and artists to introduce to its readers.[3]


Contributors to Grand Street included Don DeLillo, John Ashbery, Jean Baudrillard, William Eggleston, William H. Gass, Doug Henwood, Christopher Hitchens, Dennis Hopper, Kenzaburō Ōe, Jane Kramer, David Mamet, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Michael Moore, Mark Rudman, Terence Kilmartin, Onat Kutlar, Michael Palmer, Salman Rushdie, W. G. Sebald, David Shields, Terry Southern, Saul Steinberg, José Saramago, Fiona Shaw, Quentin Tarantino, Edward Said, Jeanette Winterson and William T. Vollmann.


  1. ^ a b "Grand Street has ceased publication as of fall 2004". Grand Street. Retrieved 26 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Grimes, William. "Ben Sonnenberg, Founder of Literary Journal, Dies at 73", The New York Times, June 25, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  3. ^ Grimes, William. The New York Times, June 25, 2010.

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