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Etgar Keret | Interview

Etgar Keret & Sophie Lewis

‘Usually my wife makes fun of me.’

Binyavanga Wainaina | Podcast

Binyavanga Wainaina & Ellah Allfrey

Binyavanga Wainaina talks to Ellah Allfrey about meeting the expectations of an African readership and what to do with a bad review.

Philippe Claudel | Interview

Philippe Claudel & Emily Greenhouse

‘The modern novel can’t sidestep or ignore the idea of evil on an industrial level’

Sam Lipsyte and Diane Cook in Conversation

Diane Cook & Sam Lipsyte

‘The bewilderment was productive, and relit a good fire under my instinct, which I didn’t have to conflate with certainty.’

Patrick deWitt | Interview

Patrick deWitt & Ted Hodgkinson

‘The question of whether or not I’m addressing America in my writing only comes up with people outside of America.’

Chinelo Okparanta | Interview

Chinelo Okparanta & Yuka Igarashi

‘I wanted to be sure to approach their resistance to Nnenna’s homosexuality from a practical perspective – one of fear, rather than one of hate.’

Interview: Leslee Udwin

Leslee Udwin & Sonia Faleiro

‘It’s the barrel that rots the apples.’ Leslee Udwin talks to Sonia Faleiro about her film India's Daughter.

Rattawut Lapcharoensap | Interview

Rattawut Lapcharoensap & Yuka Igarashi

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

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.’

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 Italy Sex | Interview

Paolo Zaninoni & Ted Hodgkinson

‘I think that the metaphor of bodily failure is a very apt one to reflect the feeling of weakness and despondency palpable today within the Italian society.’

Ryszard Kapuściński | Interview

Ryszard Kapuściński & Bill Buford

‘Mine is not a vocation, it's a mission.’

Jenni Fagan | Podcast

Ellah Allfrey & Jenni Fagan

Jenni Fagan speaks with Ellah Alfrey about the care system, her days in a band and how a library van nurtured her love of reading.

Taiye Selasi | Interview

Yuka Igarashi & Taiye Selasi

‘I was rather surprised to discover that I’d painted such a devastating portrait.’

David McConnell | Interview

David McConnell & Patrick Ryan

‘These were deranged acts but they were ultimately based on something that’s historically been treated as a social good, the sense of personal honour.’

A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk

Maureen Freely

‘How do you hold your own in such a climate?’

Adam Thirlwell | Interview

Adam Thirlwell & Ted Hodgkinson

‘I suppose it’s that word hyper that I was after: I was trying to find a form for a kind of hyper energy or anxiety.’

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.

The Exploding Planet of Junot Díaz

Evelyn Ch’ien

‘The world tends to give us pieces, and then in our imagination, because of our desire and because of our need, we make them whole.’

Mark Haddon | Podcast

Mark Haddon

‘Sean finds a log to use as a shooting gallery and sends Daniel off in search of targets.’

Rajesh Parameswaran | Interview

Rajesh Parameswaran & Yuka Igarashi

‘I could tell you that love and violence are basic forces interwoven through all of nature and human affairs, and that’s why I mix the two.’

Ali Akbar Natiq | Interview

Ali Akbar Natiq & Ollie Brock

‘No character in my stories is an ideal person; they are mere human beings who can either be oppressors or oppressed, or sometimes both at the same time.’

Adam Thirlwell on Michel Laub

Michel Laub & Adam Thirlwell

‘The thing I really love about this story is how it manages its matryoshka feat – to be at once a free floating meditation, leaping like some street cat from wall to wall, while also going deeper and deeper into a single theme.’

Fiona Benson | Interview

Fiona Benson & Rachael Allen

‘I’ve always wanted to write from the gut, to write instinctively rather than cerebrally.’

‘They’: Stalin’s Polish Élite

Teresa Toranska

‘You referred to a comrade as ‘Mister’. That's offensive.’

Moscow Women

Carola Hansson & Karin Lindén

’Yes - it’s terrifying when a woman speaks. The truth comes out, and a very real pain emerges.’

Letters from One Young Poet to Another

Caleb Klaces & Soledad Marambio

‘I do like to think of my poems as messages.’

Ian Teh | Interview

Ian Teh & Ted Hodgkinson

‘The pictures I take are fly-on-the-wall and open to interpretation.’

Interviews of the Boys from the War

Daniel Kon

‘But you had to be on the islands to know what it was really all about.’

Letters From Two Exit Strategists

Jacob Newberry & Vanessa Manko

‘I feel like I’ll spend a great many years unravelling whatever is being stored inside of me just now.’

God and Fiction

Aleksandar Hemon & Stuart Dybek

‘Do writers of fiction have to create a cosmology in order to exist?’

Edinburgh Book Festival Special | Podcast

Kapka Kassabova & Peter Stamm

In this special Edinburgh Book Festival edition of the Granta Podcast Laura Barber talks to Kapka Kassabova (Street Without a Name, Twelve Minutes of Love) and Peter Stamm (Seven Years) about the often paradoxical relationship between writing and place.

Julie Klam | Interview

Julie Klam & Marian Brown

‘I’m successful? I can’t wait to call my mother!’

Julie Otsuka | Interview

Julie Otsuka & Patrick Ryan

‘Using the ‘we’ voice allowed me to tell a much larger story than I would have been able to tell otherwise.’

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.’