New Writing on Granta.com
Fiction|The Online Edition
Fancy Little Spoon
‘All sex is about letting go, I tell myself, and it is about time I do.’
Fiction by hurmat kazmi.
Poetry|The Online Edition
Maya C. Popa
‘the widening gap / between two kinds of life: the one lived and the one / remembered.’ Two poems by Maya C. Popa.
A Place on Earth: Scenes from a War
‘Basic questions could not be answered: how many dead, where, killed by whom?’ Reportage from the Central African Republic in 2014.
Podcasts|The Online Edition
Podcast | Jamaica Kincaid
‘The place we come from, the place we call home, is the home of our suffering.’ Jamaica Kincaid talks about finding her way to writing.
Essays & Memoir|The Online Edition
The House on El Estero
Translated by Sophie Hughes
‘The Healer then took a lemon and a pair of scissors; she scored a cross into the green lemon rind and smeared it all over Evelia’s body.’ A story from This Is Not Miami.
‘She boils her sentences down to high-sucrose sweeties and calibrates her tone for maximum engagement.’
Fiction by Natasha Brown.
A Note in the Margin
‘I register that phrase with pleasure, my brother.’
Isabella Hammad on migration, mentors and disappointment.
‘He was grumpy in a way that I enjoyed. It reassured me that he was easily displeased – he was discerning, I thought.’
Fiction by Anna Metcalfe.
Remembering Martin Amis
Let Me Count The Times
‘Vernon made love to his wife three and a half times a week, and this was all right.’
The Time Sickness
‘Before me through the restraining bars, the sunset sprawls in its polluted pomp, full of genies, cloaked ghosts, crimson demons of the middle sky.’
‘You’ve got your catflap, I’ve got my guy.’
Granta Writers’ Workshop
Championing New Voices
Since its inception as a literary quarterly in 1979, Granta has been committed to championing the best in new writing. As part of our ongoing mission to support new and emerging writers, we are launching a programme of workshops designed to offer writers the tools to develop their technical skills, and the ability to understand the nuances of excellent literary craftsmanship.
These online, tutored courses are hosted on a fully accessible virtual platform, available anywhere in the world, offering flexible learning at a time and pace to suit individual needs. Each course draws on the archive of world-class literature published in the pages of Granta over the past forty years. Students will develop their authorial voice while honing their prose through practical assignments, one-to-one tutor feedback and peer learning with a cohort of committed students.
Course entry is by application.
Constructing a Nervous System
Winner of the Rathbones Folio Prize Book of the Year
In this intimate and innovative memoir, Pulitzer prize-winning author Margo Jefferson gives us her own personal and intellectual formation.
From Josephine Baker’s radiant transformations, to Willa Cather’s aesthetics of whiteness, Jefferson shows us how we can find space in cultures that will not make room for us, and how, even in times of stricture, we might learn to construct ourselves.
Podcast | Lynne Tillman
‘In a sense we are always haunted by our past and what psychoanalysis is, for me, is not about cure but about understanding those ghosts.’
Lynne Tillman on her books Weird Fucks and Haunted Houses.
Podcast | Anthony Anaxagorou
‘How do we perform our politics, our outrage and our grievances when we are among a group?’
Anthony Anaxagorou talks about his collection Heritage Aesthetics.
Highlights From Granta Books
Biography of X
Constructing a Nervous System
Weasels in the Attic
Fiction In Translation
Convenience Store Woman
How to Think Like a Philosopher
From the Archive
An Evening of Martyrdom
New fiction from Golnoosh Nour’s debut collection about the lives of young, queer Iranians.
Nadine at Forty
‘Each day we re-enact, on ourselves, what was done to us.’
Daughter of Radium
‘As a child, my grandmother brushed her teeth every day with radioactive toothpaste.’
The Gospel According to the New World
‘Our Father had perhaps two sons and sent her the younger one.’
An excerpt from The Gospel According to the New World, by Maryse Condé, translated from the French by Richard Philcox.
THE STARS OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FRANCHISE HAVE A CLAUSE IN THEIR CONTRACTS THAT SAYS THEY CAN NEVER LOSE A FIGHT
‘Another spring, another sequel.’
A poem by Sasha Debevec-McKenney.
The Forgotten War
Leila Guerriero investigates the collusion that left so many graves unmarked decades after the Falklands War.
Self-Replicating Textual Worms
‘Sometimes, it is better to not know what is behind the veil, decode the sign.’
Lucy Mercer on motherhood, emblems and obscurity.
News, Prizes and Events
When I Sing, Mountains Dance and Chilean Poet Shortlisted for Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize
When I Sing, Mountains Dance by Irene Sola (trans. Mara Faye Lethem) and Chilean Poet by Alejandro Zambra (trans. Megan McDowell) are both shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize.
Our Share of Night Shortlisted for The Kitschies
Our Share of Night by Mariana Enriquez (trans. Megan McDowell) is shortlisted for The Kitschies Red Tentacle award, awarded to speculative, sci-fi and fantasy novels.
I’m A Fan Wins a British Book Award
I'm A Fan by Sheena Patel wins the Book of the Year: Discover Award at the British Book Awards.