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Fiction | The Online Edition

Ceremony of Innocence

Madeleine Bunting

A journalist receives a troubling call about a friend in this excerpt from Madeleine Bunting’s new novel Ceremony of Innocence.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

What’s in a Name?

Victoria Princewill

‘Names do not just carry intimacy, they determine the extent of it’.

Victoria Princewill on names and consent.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Upper Extremity

Claire Luchette

From Claire Luchette, author of Agatha of Little Neon.

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.’

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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 | The Online Edition

When Denmark Criminalised Kindness

Lisbeth Zornig Andersen

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

News, Prizes and Events

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Launch | Granta 156: Interiors

Granta invites you to the launch of our summer issue Granta 156: Interiors. Join us on 29 July at 7 p.m. London time to hear from a selection of contributors. Register to attend on Zoom.

Prize

A Passage North Longlisted for The Booker Prize 2021

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

Prize

Kevin Maxwell Shortlisted for 2021 Polari First Book Prize

Forced Out by Kevin Maxwell has been shortlisted for 2021 Polari First Book Prize.