And here was a world intact, like a dream of his childhood. After years of war, not a sign except the intriguing sight from the train of numerous unfamiliar young women in the fields, land girls brought in presumably from Birmingham or Coventry, silently labouring. In London there were shelters, san…
A World Intact
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
Dreams of a Leisure Society
‘They were citizens of a multidimensional universe and they liked to get high.’
‘Swifts come closer than any other creature to living in the sky and having air and ceaseless movement as their home.’
Adam Foulds | Interview
A short film featuring Adam Foulds, one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.