Silence except for the ticking of the alarm clock. The bedroom is in darkness though thin shafts of sunlight penetrate through cracks in the curtains from a big east-facing window and alight on the thick dark carpet. The door leading into a narrow passage and the rest of the flat faces n…
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.
‘Last year father attacked me as a “wet radish”. This caused me to give up writing diary entries.’