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Essays & Memoir | Issue 162

Many Words for Heat, Many Words for Hate

Amitava Kumar

‘In Delhi the heat is chemical, something unworldly, a dry bandage or heating pad wrapped around the body.’

Memoir by Amitava Kumar.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists

‘The issue was the first of its kind. Trust me, it said. I know what I am talking about. These young writers are the future of literature. Watch. History will prove me right.’

A history of the list, with reflections from Bill Buford and other editors.

Essays & Memoir | Issue 162

The Antigua Journals (What Is a Homeland)

Chanelle Benz

‘I am used to not belonging; it is, you could say, my brand.’

Chanelle Benz on reuniting with her father in Antigua.

In Conversation | The Online Edition


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’.

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.’

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From the Archive

Fiction | The Online Edition

An Evening of Martyrdom

Golnoosh Nour

New fiction from Golnoosh Nour’s debut collection about the lives of young, queer Iranians.

Fiction | Issue 56

Nadine at Forty

Hilary Mantel

‘Each day we re-enact, on ourselves, what was done to us.’

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Peter Pomerantsev

‘Is there another way to look at the Russianisation of reality?’

Recommended Reading

Essays & Memoir | Issue 159

On Sizewell C

William Atkins

‘Where do we go, as a country, for power?’

William Atkins on the proposed nuclear power station in Suffolk.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Nancy’s Victory

Diane Williams

‘She saw a small swatch of pink and supposed a sunset was out there and thought, What can that knockout pink do for me?’

New fiction by Diane Williams.

Fiction | The Online Edition

Small Girl Landlady

Adachioma Ezeano

‘Trouble was awake – we didn’t need anyone to tell us.’

New fiction by Adachioma Ezeano.

Fiction | The Online Edition

The Blake Fellowship

Timothy Ogene

‘They call it POC here, you know, People of Colour.’

An excerpt from Timothy Ogene’s satire, Seesaw.

News, Prizes and Events


Constructing a Nervous System Wins the Rathbones Folio Prize

Constructing a Nervous System by Margo Jefferson is the overall and non-fiction category winner of this year's Rathbones Folio Prize.


I’m A Fan Shortlisted for the Women’s Prize

I'm A Fan by Sheena Patel is on the shortlist for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2023.


Heritage Aesthetics Longlisted for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award

Heritage Aesthetics by Anthony Anaxagorou has been longlisted for the Anglo-Hellenic League Runciman Award, which celebrates literature about Greece.