The hotel room was dark and cool. The shutters were closed. Outside, in the warm garden, the early evening birdsong was carrying on; more distantly, the country town noise of hooters, klaxons, cars left idling in the main street. If you closed your eyes, and concentrated, you would probably be able …
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.
Trying to Understand
‘I liked his humourless intelligence, so redundant and so excessive in an MP.’