This week's Discoveries celebrates the brutal literary tradition of the hatchet job.
A discussion of the mind of Abraham Lincoln, the art of creating historical voices, verbal improv and writing the afterlife.
This week’s Discoveries features translation in all its many articulations.
Sarah Gerard on Leonora Carrington, shoegaze music and gaslighting.
This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.
Sana Krasikov and Viv Groskop discuss the Soviet experience, the rise of mass cynicism and the politics of Russia and the US today.
Take a paws from your busy day for this week’s Discoveries – guest edited by Granta’s very own Typo the cat.
‘The world is teeming with demons who are always looking for ways to screw with your good fortune.’
Diane Williams reads from her latest book and discusses her approach to writing and editing, the gatekeepers of literary publication and stitching.
A collection of fan mail, featuring correspondents James Joyce, Henrik Ibsen, Anthony Burgess, Shirley Jackson and more.
Not long before he died on 21 December 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald recorded himself reading a version of John Keats’ ‘Ode to a Nightingale’.
‘How will the world end? Virus, war, natural disaster, Donald Trump in the library with the candlestick?’
Gwendoline Riley on Caspar David Friedrich, sketching and Chekhov.
A collection of revolutionary writings and manifestos from Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, Nelson Mandela, James Baldwin and Occupy Wall Street
Ken Follett reads his piece, ‘Bad Faith’, from Granta 137
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.
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