In the past two decades American fiction seems to have yielded more great short stories than great novels, and several of the best contemporary writers write primarily, or exclusively, short fiction. Experimentation has been massive, imaginative, and, as usual with experiments, mostly dismissible, b…
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
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The late Binyavanga Wainaina's iconic satire is one of Granta's best-loved essays.
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This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.