Explore in conversation
Amy Sackville | The Proust Questionnaire
‘What is your guiltiest pleasure? Is it really a pleasure if you feel bad about it?’
George Saunders In Conversation | Podcast
A discussion of the mind of Abraham Lincoln, the art of creating historical voices, verbal improv and writing the afterlife.
Gwendoline Riley | Five Things Right Now
Gwendoline Riley on Caspar David Friedrich, sketching and Chekhov.
Five Things Right Now: Eliza Robertson
‘For me, astrology’s opened this new language and field of understanding.’
Five Things Right Now: Katy Simpson Smith
Katy Simpson Smith shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Max Porter
Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, shares five things he’s reading, watching and thinking about.
Five Things Right Now: Darcey Steinke
Darcey Steinke, author of Sister Golden Hair, shares five links of what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Sarah Thornton
Sarah Thornton, author of 33 Artists, 3 Acts, shares five links of what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Akhil Sharma | Five Things Right Now
Akhil Sharma, a Granta Best Young American Novelist and author of new novel Family Life, shares five things he’s reading, watching and thinking about.
Petar Delchev | Best Untranslated Writers
‘I’m talking now of Mr Delchev’s bravery; of his books rightly loved by a faithful following of Bulgarian readers; of his words, still untranslated, which one day, I hope, will ring out in many foreign tongues.’
Guadalupe Nettel | Best Untranslated Writers
‘When I met her, I kept thinking: is she looking at me? Or rather, is she looking inside me?’
Eliza Robertson | Interview
‘I suppose if something moves me to write, I don't question it.’
Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits responds to Helen Simpson’s ‘Night Thoughts’ in Granta 115: The F Word.
Anne Rowe | Interview
‘From her letters we learn about the woman as opposed to the writer. Iris Murdoch’s philosophy and fiction reveal her rational public face; in her letters she speaks from the heart.’
Louis de Bernières | Interview
‘At four o’clock in the morning, when Louis de Bernières has lines of poetry repeating in his head which won’t stop gnawing away, he writes them down.‘
Pounding a Nail
‘It wasn't his first radio interview—he'd done a few in New York the previous year—but certainly among his earliest.’