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Gadi Taub | Best Untranslated Writers
‘At first, I thought the best way to introduce Gadi Taub’s powerful novel would be through its sophisticated and twist-filled plot. But the hard hitting story isn’t half as complex and unique as its protagonists.’
Karl Ove Knausgaard | The Proust Questionnaire
'What is your most unappealing habit? Maybe all the brain-like chewing gums I leave behind everywhere I work.'
Five Things Right Now: Noelle Kocot
‘This is not only poetic, to think of the Creator as a big bird, but also quite mysterious.’
Interviews of the Boys from the War
‘But you had to be on the islands to know what it was really all about.’
Sana Krasikov | Five Things Right Now
‘The world is teeming with demons who are always looking for ways to screw with your good fortune.’
Nicole Krauss In Conversation
‘The ancient stories we tell, as beautiful as they may be, also serve to shape our conventions about who we think we are or should be’
Catherine Lacey | Five Things Right Now
Catherine Lacey shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Dorothea Lasky
Dorothea Lasky, author of the poetry collection, Rome, shares five links of what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Victor LaValle reads ‘Long Distance’
Victor LaValle reads ‘Long Distance,’ an essay about the ‘most loving relationship’ of his early twenties – conducted solely by telephone – and on having sex in a new body, after losing 155 pounds.
Five Things Right Now: April Ayers Lawson
She shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Melissa Lee-Houghton
‘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.’
Rewriting the Rules of the Game
Ian Leslie on Barack Obama's election in 2008 and forthcoming administration.
Jonathan Levi | Interview
‘It’s a miracle that Granta survived our mutual adolescence. And yet, it was that smell of teenage spirit that brought Graham Greene and Martha Gellhorn and Hanif Kureishi to our pages.’
Lillian Li | Interview
‘I don’t think I ever learned how to tell a story in the literal sense.’
Five Things Right Now: Kelly Link
Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble shares five links to what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Caroline Lucas
Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP and author of Honorable Friends?, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.
Sergio Pitol | Best Untranslated Writers
‘Perhaps it is the way he’s able to delicately tap into the most disturbing layers of reality and turn our conception of what is normal inside out. Perhaps it’s because he’s always telling a deeper, sadder, more disquieting story while pretending to narrate another.’
Five Things Right Now: Valeria Luiselli
Valeria Luiselli, published her most recent novel, The Story of My Teeth, last month. She shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Ghost Species | Video
Robert Macfarlane discusses his piece ‘Ghost Species’, published in Granta 102, and reflects on the future of nature writing.
Five Things Right Now: Carmen Maria Machado
Carmen Maria Machado, author of ‘The Husband Stitch’, shares five links to what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Daniel Magariel | Five Things Right Now
Daniel Magariel shares five things he’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Five Things Right Now: Siobhán Mannion
Siobhán Mannion shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Emma Martin | Interview
‘I’ve occasionally caught a kind of self-consciousness stalking me when I write about New Zealand.’
D.T. Max | Podcast
D.T. Max on about why ‘David always wanted to be one David’, the solace he found in twelve-step programmes and what his use of wiper-fluid, on a car ride with Jonathan Franzen, reveals about his prose style.
Diana McCaulay | Interview
‘I want my writing to be grounded in the real and complex place, without nostalgia or idealization.’
Elizabeth McCracken | Interview
‘This week John Freeman spoke to Best Young American Novelist Elizabeth McCracken about her works-in-progress, a novel that broke up into six short stories, and her contribution to Granta’s latest issue.’
Zoë Meager | Interview
‘I haven’t written much local stuff, because I guess I’ve been more interested in the meeting of (potential) worlds.’
Kseniya Melnik | Five Things Right Now
Kseniya Melnik, chosen in 2010 as a Granta New Voice, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.
Sami Said | Best Untranslated Writers
‘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.’
Michael Mendis | Interview
‘Mostly, writing is part of my process of understanding the world.’
Dinaw Mengestu | Interview
Dinaw Mengestu talks about how he came to write ‘Big Money’, his contribution to Granta 108, his forthcoming novel, his relationship with his hometown, Chicago, and his inspiration as a writer.
Sharon Millar | Interview
‘Writing allows me to go below the surface and pull up the things that can’t be articulated in any other form.’