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Carys Davies

‘I would explain to you then, if I could, the theory that in the case of hairline shape, there are two possible variants or alleles: straight, or widow’s peak.’

Essays & Memoir | The Online Edition

Surviving Autocracy

Masha Gessen

We knew Trump’s range: government by gesture; obfuscation and lying; self-praise; stoking fear and issuing threats.

Fiction | Granta Books

A Source

Frances Leviston

‘The next editor of the university newspaper was chosen each year by a panel.’

A new short story by Frances Leviston, from her forthcoming collection The Voice in My Ear.

Fiction | Granta Books

Island Song

Madeleine Bunting

An extract from Madeleine Bunting’s first novel.

Fiction | Granta Books

The Great Homecoming

Anna Kim

Read an excerpt from The Great Homecoming by Anna Kim, a novel of love and loss in the wake of the Korean war.

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Frans de Waal wins PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

Frans de Waal’s Mama’s Last Hug, has won the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award, exemplifying literary excellence on the subject of biological science.


Bruno Fert shortlisted for the Amnesty Media Awards

Bruno Fert’s photoessay ‘Refuge’ is one of four finalists in the photojournalism category of the Amnesty Media Awards.


Mbozi Haimbe, Kikuko Tsumura and Polly Barton win the 2020 PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize for Emerging Writers

Kikuko Tsumura’s story ‘The Water Tower and the Turtle’, translated from the Japanese by Polly Barton, and Mbozi Haimbe’s story ‘Madam’s Sister’ are both winning stories.