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Fiction | The Online Edition

Middle Ground

Georgina Parfitt

‘At school, the primroses were coming out. Brighton was eleven, and every day now there was something new emerging.’

A story by Georgina Parfitt.

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Ian Jack, Remembered

Sigrid Rausing

‘We will miss him.’

Sigrid Rausing remembers Ian Jack.

Podcasts | The Online Edition

Podcast | Stephanie Sy-Quia

Stephanie Sy-Qyia

‘Empires fall like milk teeth.’

Stephanie Sy-Quia on her collection Amnion.

In Conversation | The Online Edition

Interview

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

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.’

Highlights From Granta Books

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.’

Essays & Memoir | Issue 146 padlock

Normalnost

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

Prize

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed and Wars of the Interior Shortlisted for the Premio Valle Inclán

The Dangers of Smoking in Bed by Mariana Enriquez and Wars of the Interior by Joseph Zárate are shortlisted for the Premio Valle Inclán prize, which celebrates translations into English from Spanish.

Prize

Nick Laird Wins Forward Prize for Best Single Poem

Nick Laird has won the 2022 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem for his elegy ‘Up Late’, first published in Granta 156.

Prize

Stephanie Sy-Quia Wins Forward Prize

Stephanie Sy-Quia’s Amnion is the winner of the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection at the 2022 Forward Prizes.