Ken Follett reads his piece, 'Bad Faith', from Granta 137, and discusses his work with Rosalind Porter.
We celebrate some of the remarkable people who died in 2016
A round-up of maps, literary, diagrammatic, chaotic and specific. Maps of London, maps of literature, maps of maps.
‘A pair of seagulls. I say a pair. They might just be good friends.’
New erotica from Anaïs Nin; Emily Dickinson’s bedroom; Isaac Asimov’s dystopias, interracial love circa 1963 and more.
Zadie on Beyoncé, Didion on diarists, Bureaucracy as Sadism, How Did They Win that prize? and more.
For our final Granta Reads’ Halloween podcast, Rosalind Porter reads Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘The Husband...
‘For me, astrology’s opened this new language and field of understanding.’
For the second episode of the Granta Reads’ Halloween series, Eleanor Chandler reads Darcey Steinke’s...
In this Halloween edition of the Granta podcast, Josie Mitchell reads Angela Carter’s 1980 short story, ‘Cousins’. The first in our Halloween series.
Sylvia Plath’s sass, Bob Dylan spars with Leonard Cohen, Guillermo del Toro talks vampires, Shirley Jackson scares the baby boomers
Mark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod discuss Africa’s LGBTI communities, an experience of violent sexual repression, and Afro-Modernity.
The politics of outing writers with pseudonyms, the power of Nell Zink’s first sentences, and Trump fiction.
‘I go here to slow everything down, to study shadow in a space of dreaming.’
‘Do you speak or do you not speak? Is every word that you speak then compromised?’
‘I find myself lately spending so much time trying to preserve whatever is left of my pre-internet brain.’
Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.
A round-up of things we love, from all over the internet.
‘I don’t care if anyone is watching and that’s the point.’
Our latest discoveries from the literary internet, from the new selfishness epidemic to artistic theft.
‘I know what you're thinking: I'm indulging in cut-price philosophy to avoid the question’
The Granta staff shares what they’re reading over the summer.
‘It thrills and delights me that I can now watch concerts I would’ve given several fingers to go to in the ’90s, albeit wonky though these videos are.’
Irish publishers discuss the history of Ireland’s literary journals, short story culture, the fight against marketing departments and the work of fostering literary innovation.
Siobhán Mannion shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
‘It seemed that recording her sickness was cold and vulgar, that if ever I should be a participant and not an observer, this was the time.’
‘I’m always interested to hear about people’s writing spaces; I presume the canary is a quiet bird.’
‘What I’m trying to do is to find ways of expressing myself which try to subvert those forms in order to make the speech act, or the writing act, transgressive in a way.’
‘Fiction is like those amazing robots that build other robots.’
Han Kang comes to the Granta and Portobello offices to discuss writing and design the paperback cover for her book Human Acts.
Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume in discussion about Irish literature.
For Bloomsday, James Joyce and Adolf Hoffmeister argue about a Czech translation of Finnegans Wake in a rare and intimate interview from 1930.
Katy Simpson Smith shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Listen to Oliver Bullough, Peter Pomerantsev and Philip Ó Ceallaigh at the launch of Granta 134: No Man’s Land discuss the legacy of communism in eastern Europe.
Matthew Green and Bryan Doerries discuss Greek tragedy, post-traumatic stress disorder and the cathartic power of drama.
Ann Beattie shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
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