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Fiction | The Online Edition

Jean Betrays Memory

David Hayden

‘Beauty was a state of being blamed’

New fiction by David Hayden.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Larger than an Orange

Lucy Burns

An excerpt from Larger than an Orange, a book by Lucy Burns about abortion.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Chase Scene

Dodie Bellamy

Dodie Bellamy remembers her partner, the poet Kevin Killian.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Black Box

Shiori Ito

Shiori Ito has become integral to the #MeToo movement taking hold in Japan.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Sleeping Beauty

Laura Demers

‘It’s normal not to be offered anything to eat or drink when you are a princess.’

Highlights From Granta Books

Recommended Reading

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Mr Brown, Mrs White and Ms Black

Kei Miller

‘Yes, Ms Black. Mrs White and Mr Brown have arrived.’

An new essay by poet Kei Miller, from his forthcoming collection.

Fiction | The Online Edition

The Coming Bad Days

Sarah Bernstein

‘I began to appreciate being amongst things that were mine only. I cleaned with a puritanical zeal.’

An excerpt from Sarah Bernstein’s debut novel, The Coming Bad Days.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Second Place

Rachel Cusk

‘I stepped around as joyfully as a faun in a forest on the first day of creation.’

An excerpt from Rachel Cusk’s new novel.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Court Sketcher

Hatty Nestor

How do court sketch artists influence our sympathies?

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

When Denmark Criminalised Kindness

Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

‘We now know that it is a criminal offence to help refugees in distress.’

Arts House

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Pebbles

Max Porter

A new story by Max Porter – part of our series in partnership with The Arts House, Singapore.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Confusion of Tongues

Fernanda Melchor

‘For a long time I avoided saying his name.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Pourquoi avec son Père?

Jeet Thayil

‘To read Baudelaire, he said, is to gather up the world and bring it inside.’

Jeet Thayil on remembering Baudelaire in Paris and Cochin.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Tiki Girl

Amanda Lee Koe

‘One learns not to hold on too tightly to anything in Singapore’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Some Trouble

Sharlene Teo

Sharlene Teo on getting in trouble – part of a new series, in partnership with The Arts House, Singapore.

News, Prizes and Events

Event

Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2 In Conversation at UCL

Instituto Cervantes, UCL and Granta invite you to join us on Monday 11 October at 6.30 p.m. in London to discuss the next generation of Spanish-language novelists. With contributors Cristina Morales, Carlos Fonseca and Mateo García Elizondo, introduced by editor Valerie Miles.

Event

Best of Young Spanish-Language Novelists 2 In Conversation at Cambridge

Instituto Cervantes, the University of Cambridge and Granta invite you to join us on Tuesday 12 October at 5 p.m. to discuss the next generation of Spanish-language novelists. With contributors Cristina Morales, Carlos Fonseca and Mateo García Elizondo.

Prize

A Passage North Shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2021

A Passage North, Anuk Arudpragasam's second novel, is shortlisted for The Booker Prize 2021.