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Monday 11 September 2017, 7pm – 8pm, The Auditorium at Foyles, Level 6, 107 Charing Cross Road
Join us for an evening of conversation with authors Max Porter, Colin Grant and Joe Dunthorne as we delve into the human psyche to celebrate the launch of Granta 140: State of Mind. In the midst of a new dawn in mental health awareness, Granta turns its focus on the conscious self, opening up the discussion on how we live in, judge and perceive the world around us. With us to explore these themes and the writings we turn to in our hours of need are Max Porter (Grief Is a Thing with Feathers), Colin Grant (A Smell Of Burning) and Joe Dunthorne (Submarine).
Tickets are £8 each, and can be purchased at the Foyles website.
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’.
Amitava Kumar’s ‘Pyre‘, from Granta 130: India, is selected for 2016 Best American Essays, curated by Jonathan Franzen.
Alan Rossi, ‘The Buddhist’ will be in The O. Henry Prize Stories 2017
John Connell ‘The Birds of June’ shortlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of The Year 2016
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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