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Fiction | The Online Edition

Granddaughter of the Octopus

Rémy Ngamije

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for the region of Africa.

Fiction | The Online Edition

I Cleaned the –

Kanya D’Almeida

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize for the region of Asia.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Turnstones

Carol Farrelly

Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Short Story Prize from the region of Canada and Europe.

Art & Photography | The Online Edition

Breast or Tooth?

Tishani Doshi

‘A breast just casually hanging around, being a functional exocrine gland, enjoying the sun? Impossible.’

Tishani Doshi on women’s rights in India.

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.’

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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 | Issue 154

The Stinky Ocean

Ian Jack

‘It was a peculiar, alopecic landscape of hummocks and gullies, with patches of grass growing on what looked like white earth, and rarely a soul to be seen.’

News, Prizes and Events

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Holly Pester, Kayo Chingonyi and Many More Shortlisted for the Forward Prizes for Poetry

Holly Pester’s collection Comic Timing, published by Granta Books, is shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Granta has also published work by numerous other shortlisted writers.

Prize

The Manningtree Witches is Shortlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2021

The Manningtree Witches by AK Blakemore is Shortlisted for The Desmond Elliott Prize 2021.

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Natalie Diaz Wins Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Natalie Diaz has won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for her collection Postcolonial Love Poem. ‘I, Minotaur’, included in this collection, was first published by Granta.