I was recently at a party and found myself talking to a linguist and he told me that we had been pronouncing komik’c-ed incorrectly but that it meant pretty much what my mother claimed it meant.
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.
The Little Winter
‘She remembered being happy off and on that day, and then looking at things and finding it all unkind.’
‘We went directly out of the theatre and into the streets, my mother weeping on the little usher's arm.’