Selected in 2003 as one of Granta’s
Best of Young British Novelists
, Rachel Seiffert has since published a collection of stories, Field Study, and a novel, Afterwards, and appears in the current issue of the magazine,
, with ‘Hands Across the Water’. Here Seiffert reads from this new piece of fiction and talks to to Yuka Igarashi about writing silences, the inescapability of history and the Troubles and learning to love her characters.