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Justin Jin | Interview

Justin Jin & Francisco Vilhena

‘This disaster has been going on for decades. I want to protest against this as loudly as I can through photography.’

Lindsey Hilsum | Podcast

Lindsey Hilsum & Rachael Allen

Lindsey Hilsum on Libya, her time in Rwanda and how countries can repair in the aftermath of war.

Interview: Laurence Hamburger

Laurence Hamburger & Rachael Allen

Frozen Chicken Train Wreck is a book of reproduced tabloid posters from daily newspapers – The...

Romesh Gunesekera | Interview

Romesh Gunesekera & Ka Bradley

‘The past has never been as present as it is now in the world. But at the same time, all over the world, the determination to manipulate what we know has also never been stronger.’

Rattawut Lapcharoensap | Interview

Rattawut Lapcharoensap & Yuka Igarashi

‘Sometimes all a story needs is an interesting, clearly defined confusion.’

Helen Mort | Interview

Helen Mort & Rachael Allen

‘I think there’s something seductive and liberating about the way you can create shadowy characters in a poem.’

Ellen Bryant Voigt | Interview

Ellen Bryant Voigt & Rachael Allen

‘I don’t think of music and narrative as being mutually exclusive – some of my poems ARE narrative, and are as ‘sound-driven’ as the lyrics.’

Mario Levrero | Best Untranslated Writers

Juan Pablo Villalobos

‘I knew he was a ‘strange’ writer, unclassifiable, with a boundless imagination, who was creating one of the most intriguing, thought-provoking bodies of work in the Spanish language.’

Juan Pablo Villalobos | Podcast

Juan Pablo Villalobos & Rachael Allen

Juan Pablo Villalobos on class struggle in Mexico, parodying Mexican identity and the difficulty of translation.

Oline Stig | Best Untranslated Writers

Lina Wolff

‘Oline Stig doesn’t blindly obey the narrow logic of the dramatic curve, and she lets the story branch where it is necessary. The end is surprising and, so to say, out of tune in a liberating way.’

Eleanor Catton | Podcast

Eleanor Catton & Anne Meadows

Anne Meadows talks to Eleanor Catton about opium and gold, whether a good author can also be a sadist and what it means to be a New Zealand writer today.

Sami Said | Best Untranslated Writers

Stephan Mendel-Enk

‘Frustrated reporters have described him whistling rather than answering their questions and giving most of the credit for the books to someone named Oscar. The only thing that seems certain about him is that he’ll continue to write.’

Lina Wolff | Podcast

Lina Wolff & Saskia Vogel

Lina Wolff on Dante, the artistic temperament and the tension she feels between a ‘Spanishness’ and ‘Swedishness’ when writing.

Tao Lin | Interview

Tao Lin & Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi talks to Tao Lin about sense of place within the novel Taipei, his online presence and abstraction and metaphor in his writing.

Sonia Faleiro | Podcast

Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro on marginalized narratives, her time as a reporter and how gender influences her work.

Robert Macfarlane | Podcast

Robert Macfarlane & Rachael Allen

‘When you're dealing with a geological context, its age exceeds your knowing, exceeds your comprehension. Deep time is dizzying and vertiginous.’

Charles Simic | Interview

Charles Simic & Rachael Allen

Charles Simic is one of today's most prolific poets. He speaks with poetry editor Rachael Allen about poetic movements, simple dishes and tragicomedy.

Shobasakthi | Best Untranslated Writers

V. V. Ganeshananthan

‘Shobasakthi is also known as Anthony X; he is an ex-militant; he is an expatriate.’

Petar Delchev | Best Untranslated Writers

Miroslav Penkov

‘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.’

A. Igoni Barrett | Interview

A. Igoni Barrett & Ted Hodgkinson

‘Fixing the rhythm of one sentence in the novel I’m working on is more vital for me than any considerations of where I’m coming from or where my work is headed.’

Granta Sweden | Interview

Johanna Haegerström & Saskia Vogel

‘If there are any tensions between Swedish writers it has more to do with style: writers who incline towards a more classical, epic storytelling versus writers who engage in more experimental uses of language.’

Guadalupe Nettel | Best Untranslated Writers

Santiago Roncagliolo

‘When I met her, I kept thinking: is she looking at me? Or rather, is she looking inside me?’

Kettly Mars | Best Untranslated Writers

Edwidge Danticat

‘Ms Mars is a singularly gifted writer, who with each new work delves more profoundly into themes that are both timely and essential.’

Rebecca Solnit | Podcast

Rebecca Solnit & Yuka Igarashi

Rebecca Solnit discusses interweaving personal narratives with the lives of Mary Shelley and Che Guevara, paradoxes and Beyoncé.

Nadifa Mohamed | Interview

Nadifa Mohamed

A short film featuring Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.

Adam Foulds | Interview

Adam Foulds

A short film featuring Adam Foulds, one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.

A.M. Homes | Podcast

A.M. Homes & Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi talks to A.M. Homes, recipient of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction for the novel May We Be Forgiven.

A.M. Homes | Interview

A.M. Homes & Yuka Igarashi

‘I don’t want to make suffering a positive (or negative); I very much want to acknowledge it without judgment.’

George Saunders | Podcast

George Saunders & Ted Hodgkinson

George Saunders talks about allowing his characters access to goodness, why he avoids ‘auto-dark’ in his stories, and the death of David Foster Wallace.

Tahmima Anam | Podcast

Tahmima Anam & Saskia Vogel

An interview with Tahmima Anam, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.

Steven Hall | Podcast

Steven Hall & Ted Hodgkinson

Steven Hall on the internet, writing from memory and Ian the Cat.

Zoë Meager | Interview

Zoë Meager

‘I haven’t written much local stuff, because I guess I’ve been more interested in the meeting of (potential) worlds.’

Michael Mendis | Interview

Michael Mendis

‘Mostly, writing is part of my process of understanding the world.’

Julian Jackson | Interview

Julian Jackson

‘I don’t have a short answer to where I am from – but perhaps that lack of ‘place’ influences my writing voice.’

Sharon Millar | Interview

Sharon Millar

‘Writing allows me to go below the surface and pull up the things that can’t be articulated in any other form.’

Eliza Robertson | Interview

Eliza Robertson

‘I suppose if something moves me to write, I don't question it.’