BUFORD, Bill. American, b. 1954. Genres: Travel/Exploration, Literary criticism and history, Biography, Social commentary. Career: Granta magazine, editor, 1979-95; chair of Granta Publications; New Yorker, Literary and fiction editor, 1995-. Publications: NONFICTION: Among the Thugs: 1991; (ed.) Granta Book of Travel, 1992; Granta Book of Reportage, 1993; Granta Book of the Family, 1995. EDITOR OF GRANTA MAGAZINE ISSUES: The End of the English Novel, 1981; Best of Young British Novelists, 1983; Dirty Realism, 1983; Greetings from Prague, 1984; Travel Writing, 1984; Richard Ford-The Womanizer, 1992; Biography, 1993; Krauts!, 1993; The Best of Young British Novelists II, 1993. Address: c/o The New Yorker, 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036-7440, U.S.A.