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The Medical Detective

Sandra Hempel

An extract from Sandra Hempel’s The Medical Detective, which follows the story of the man who identified – and helped stop – the cholera pandemic of the 1830s.

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Adriana Carranca

A former child soldier in the Lord’s Resistance Army tells his story.

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Notes on Craft

Deb Olin Unferth

‘People (not me) seem to find chickens inherently funny.’

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From the Spanish Flu to Covid-19

Reina James

‘Understanding how the world could be so ravaged in 1918 may give us more chance of coping with the current pandemic.’

Reina James compares our response to Covid-19 to the reaction to the Spanish Flu in 1918.

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The Knowledge

Barclay Bram

Barclay Bram on the infamous London black cab exam, and how communal knowledge is changing.

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The Beach

Laura Cumming

An excerpt from On Chapel Sands, which has recently been shortlisted for the Rathbones Folio Prize 2020.

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Red Sands

Caroline Crampton

‘They appear against the horizon as the boat slowly sweeps closer into the estuary.’

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Caleb Klaces | Notes on Craft

Caleb Klaces

Caleb Klaces on being inspired by Van Gogh’s third image, found during the X-ray scanning of one of Van Gogh’s early, repainted canvases.

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Jem Calder | Notes on Craft

Jem Calder

‘I wrote in the address bar of my web browser, in spreadsheet cells, in emails I addressed to myself.’ Jem Calder on writing fiction at his day job.

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Sigrid Rausing

‘We take our theme from Pwaangulongii Dauod’s remarkable eulogy to the late Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina.’

Editor Sigrid Rausing introduces Granta’s 150th issue.

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Andrew O'Hagan

‘Where was Denver in all of this, or the wide open road to Mexico, or the woman, hip to the souls of sensitive men, who was played on-screen by Sissy Spacek and later by Kirsten Dunst?’

Andrew O’Hagan remembers Carolyn Cassady, beat writer and widow of Neal Cassady.

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A Portrait of My Mother

Michael Collins

Photographer Michael Collins on his mother’s life following a series of strokes.