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‘What am I doing in London? And what’ll I do once I’m back in India?' Amit Chaudhuri on identity, youth and nostalgia.
Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 5
The Cloud Factory
‘There’s this paradoxical nostalgia where even though yi suffered, yi miss it.’
Memoir by Graeme Armstrong.
‘She boils her sentences down to high-sucrose sweeties and calibrates her tone for maximum engagement.’
Fiction by Natasha Brown.
Theories of Care
‘The monstrous years of my late teens lay lined up alongside the rest of my life like bullets in a gun.’
A story by Sophie Mackintosh.
‘Without waiting for me she removes her white shirt. Each button a piece of my own spine, undone.’
Fiction by K Patrick.
‘I followed him onto the dancefloor and he put his hands on my hips as if he’d known me for at least an hour.’
Fiction by Saba Sams.
Amit Chaudhuri is the author of seven novels, including Friend of My Youth. He is also a musician, poet and essayist. His new book, Finding the Raga: An Improvisation on Indian Music, will be published in 2021 by Faber & Faber in the UK, New York Review Books in the US and Penguin Random House in India. Ramanujan, his new collection of poems, will be published by Shearsman Books in 2021.More about the author →