Graham Swift was born in London in 1949.His novels include Waterland, Shuttlecock and Last Orders (Picador/Vintage) which won the Booker Prize in 1996. His most recent novel, England and Other Stories, was published in 2014. He was one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1983.
About the Eel
40 Years of Granta
From the editor’s desk
Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
How to Write About Africa
The late Binyavanga Wainaina's iconic satire is one of Granta's best-loved essays.
Angela Carter is best known for her adaptations of fairy tales, and ‘Cousins’ is one in her quartet of wolf stories.
The Roads of London
Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing on her life, lovers and landlords in 1950s London.
Dreams for Hire
Nobel Prize-winning Gabriel García Márquez’s encounters with a clairvoyant in Vienna, Barcelona and Havana.
Our Nicky’s Heart
‘Frank Randall had three sons: Michael, Eddy and Mark. That was fine by him‘.
Making an Elephant
‘The death of a father is, in most cases, an inevitable passage of life.’
Fishing, Writing and Ted: An Appreciation
‘Sometimes it haunts you like a knell, sometimes it's the motto for unimagined privilege.’