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The Wolf at the Door

Cal Flyn

‘Wolves brook no bureaucracy. They do not believe in borders. It has been years since we have come face to face with apex predators in our own country.’

Essays & Memoir | Issue 153

Shifting Baselines

Callum Roberts

‘Younger generations accept as normal a world that seems tainted and degraded to older people.’

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Shame

Mieko Kawakami

‘During sex, Narumi would picture herself as steamed rice being turned into mochi rice cakes.’

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Paris Desert, Tokyo Mirage

Hitomi Kanehara

‘What I thought was the world yesterday, today I couldn’t even touch its outline.’

Two essays by Hitomi Kanehara.

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Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

‘fibrous little trauma fruit, wan little wound-licker’

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crown

Danez Smith

‘the boy claps me between / his hands & i break apart like glitter’

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Three Poems

Hannah Regel

‘It makes no difference / If the devil has been defeated or if it is your character’

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Three Poems

Shane McCrae

‘I wanted to and then / Remembered why I want to never’

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Three Poems

Vivek Narayanan

‘half-sunk / into ground for all those years / of negative subsisten­ce’

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.