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On the Extremest Verge

Mark Doty

Mark Doty on the sly wit and visionary luminosity of Walt Whitman.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Notes on Craft

Alan Rossi

‘The whole universe emerges and lives through this little consciousness that we call our self.’

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Line A—B

Mark Blacklock

‘Never was a man so deep in thought.’
An extract from Mark Blacklock’s new novel.

Essays & Memoir | Granta Books

To All My Past Neighbors

Jessica Francis Kane

‘Connections are being forged, even as we keep our distance. Let’s hold onto them in the after.’

Jessica Francis Kane on neighbourliness in the time of COVID-19.

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Zoe Tennant nominated for James Beard Foundation Journalism Award

Zoe Tennant’s essay ‘First Course’ has been nominated for a 2020 James Beard Foundation Journalism Award.


Four Granta Authors Longlisted for 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award

Three stories published by Granta, as well as a story by a Granta Books author, feature on the longlist for the 2020 Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award.


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.

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In Conversation

Jenny Offill & Mark O'Connell

‘This isn’t the end of the world. It’s history going about its business. This isn’t the last apocalypse by a long shot.’

Fiction | Issue 150

The Lost Performance of the High Priestess of the Temple of Horror

Carmen Maria Machado

‘The light pouring from the open door throbbed like a bruised thumb.’

New fiction from Carmen Maria Machado.

Fiction | Issue 1

The First Winter of My Married Life

William Gass

‘Our ears were soon as sensitive as a skinless arm, and we spoke in whispers, registered the furtive drip of remote taps.’

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The Second Career of Michael Riegels

Oliver Bullough

‘The new law was technical and complicated, but created something genuinely new: the international business company, a hyper-deregulated shell corporation.’

Oliver Bullough investigates the history of shell companies in the British Virgin Islands.

Poetry | The Online Edition

I, Minotaur

Natalie Diaz

‘There is no such thing as time or June, / only what you’re born into’

A new poem by Natalie Diaz.