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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.’

Poetry | Issue 129


Claudia Rankine

‘Certain moments send adrenaline to the heart, dry out the tongue’

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


Teju Cole

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

In Conversation | The Online Edition


Raymond Antrobus

An interview with the 2019 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year.

Essays & Memoir | Granta Books

Forced Out

Kevin Maxwell

An excerpt from Kevin Maxwell’s exposé of structural racism in the British police force.

Fiction | The Online Edition


Jesmyn Ward

‘Given played football with single-minded purpose his senior year, the fall before he died.’

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Poetry | Issue 145

Cotton Variation

Cortney Lamar Charleston

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

Poetry | Issue 140


Danez Smith

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

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Soon Comes Night

Ekow Eshun

‘I’d become so used to hiding away inside myself I couldn’t respond with any spontaneity. I was stuck in the shallows of my emotions.’

Essays & Memoir | Issue 140 padlock

The Recall of Herman Harcourt

Colin Grant

‘I had the queer feeling of looking into a mirror of the projected future, of perhaps seeing how easily his fall could be a rehearsal for my own.’

Fiction | Issue 136 padlock

Potted Meat

Steven Dunn

‘My cousin is an artist. He says, You draw some good knives but you still need to work on your stab wounds.’

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News, Prizes and Events


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.


Thea Lim in Best Canadian Stories 2020

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


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.