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In Conversation | The Online Edition

In Conversation

Avni Doshi & Sophie Mackintosh

‘I do wonder to what extent writing about motherhood is actually writing about being mothered’.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Seeing Things

Emily LaBarge

‘The City of the city is jagged and spiky, tangled, twisted – burned down, paved over, rebuilt, unruly with wealth and poverty side by side, as they have always been.’

In Conversation | The Online Edition

In Conversation

Morgan Parker & Rachel Long

‘Everyone should be thinking about how they do their thing specifically, how they can use their influences combined with their own language, music and experience.’

In Conversation | The Online Edition

Interview

Teju Cole

‘What is this elsewhere that one is longing to be in? Part of the answer to this question, for me, is Switzerland.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Feeling Bullish: On My Great-Uncle, Gay Matador and Friend of Hemingway

Rebekah Frumkin

‘In his suit, with his pigtail and his montera, he was pure potential: he could be masculine vanquisher or gold-embroidered fairy. He was both, actually, at all times, and nobody who came to see him fight thought any less of him for it.’

Art & Photography | The Online Edition

True Story

Toyin Ojih Odutola & Yaa Gyasi

‘What if our art had not been stolen, our people not enslaved? What if we imagined a good story, a righteous and just story, and then we worked to make it true?’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness?

Kevin Brazil

‘You never can wholly control the things you cling to. But you can figure out what has made you the surface you are.’

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Poetry | Issue 145

Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

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

Poetry | Issue 140

crown

Danez Smith

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

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Hannah Regel

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

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Shane McCrae

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

Poetry | The Online Edition

Three Poems

Vivek Narayanan

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

News, Prizes and Events

Prize

Daniel O’Malley and Alexia Tolas Shortlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Two stories published by Granta are shortlisted for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.

Prize

Thea Lim in Best Canadian Stories 2020

‘If You Start Breathing’ by Thea Lim has been selected to feature in Best Canadian Stories 2020.

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Joseph Leo Koerner in Best American Essays 2020

Joseph Leo Koerner’s essay ‘Maly Trostinets’ has been selected to feature in Best American Essays 2020.