From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Granta does not have a political or literary manifesto, but it does have a belief in the power and urgency of the story and its supreme ability to describe, illuminate and make real.
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Wednesday 27 September 2017, 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Harvard Book Store welcomes Granta magazine editor Sigrid Rausing – author of History, Memory, and Identity in Post-Soviet Estonia and Everything is Wonderful – and bestselling author Gish Jen for a discussion of Mayhem, Rausing’s memoir of the impact of addiction on her family.
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Nicola Barker’s H(A)PPY, which is extracted in our online edition, has been awarded the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize.
George Saunders is winner of the Man Booker Prize 2017 for Lincoln in the Bardo, we published an extract from the novel online.
Kazuo Ishiguro is winner of the Novel Prize for Literature 2017.
Vahni Capildeo is the winner of the 2016 Forward Prize for Poetry for her collection Measures of Expatriation. Read her poem ‘Is Fraid I Fraid Calendars’.
Angélica Freitas’ Rilke Shake is the winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award for Poetry. Read her poem ‘Artichoke’.
Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of a Polar Bear has won the Warwick Women in Translation Prize.
Masha Gessen has won a National Book Award for The Future is History.
Han Kang’s The Vegetarian has won the 2016 Man Booker International prize. Read the story that inspired it, ‘Fruit of My Woman’.
Jenny Erpenbeck’s The End of Days has been shortlisted for the 2016 Dublin Literary Award.
Jenny Offill’s Dept. of Speculation has also been shortlisted for the 2016 Dublin Literary Award.
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