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In Conversation | The Online Edition

Interview

Jay Bernard

An interview with the winner of the 2020 Sunday Times / University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award.

In Conversation | The Online Edition

In Conversation

George Saunders & Natasha Randall

‘The way I write in general is basically just to move, in as a quiet-minded a manner as I can, toward what I feel as heat.’

In Conversation | The Online Edition

Interview

Daisy Lafarge

‘The earliest life on the planet was life without air, anaerobic bacteria that slowly died off when oxygen began to pollute the atmosphere’.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

On Running

Larissa Pham

‘This makes more sense to me as a bodily practice: that desire to push one’s physical limits well beyond their natural bounds.’

Essays & Memoir | Issue 72

Kiltykins

Ved Mehta

‘When I was seeing Kilty (how, even today, the word 'seeing' mesmerizes me), the fact of my blindness was never mentioned, referred to, or alluded to’.

Recommended Reading

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

A Bleed of Blue

Amy Key

‘I was trying simultaneously to numb the grief I felt and to burrow into that grief, so I could stand in it.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Qualities of Earth

Rebecca May Johnson

‘Allotment earth is like the cache on a public computer, it holds too much information.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Laundry Bills and Manifestos

Francesca Wade

‘The great pleasure of archive work lies in searching for these secrets known and unknown.’

Art & Photography | Issue 152 padlock

Arbos

Teju Cole

‘I made many pictures of such trees, and each time, some analogy to art would impress itself on me, the more so because of the universally locked museum doors.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Roses

Legacy Russell

‘What if we are not ‘well-behaved’? What then?’

Legacy Russell on her father and the FBI.

News, Prizes and Events

Event

Launch of Granta 153: Second Nature

Granta magazine invites you to a reading from our autumn issue, Granta 153: Second Nature, guest-edited by Isabella Tree. Register to attend the Zoom launch on 19 November.

Prize

Souvankham Thammavongsa Wins 2020 Scotiabank Giller Prize

The title story of Souvankham Thammavongsa’s winning collection How to Pronounce Knife was first published in Granta 141: Canada.

Prize

Jenny Offill shortlisted for the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2020

Weather by Jenny Offill has been selected by booksellers for the shortlist of the Books Are My Bag Readers Awards.