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Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o | Interview

Granta’s Deputy Editor Ellah Allfrey interviewed author Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o at New Beacon Books about his childhood in rural Kenya and his piece in the new Granta - an extract of upcoming memoir Dreams in a Time of War.

Jekwu Anyaegbuna | Interview

Jekwu Anyaegbuna

‘I think it would be counterproductive for me to think too much about readers while producing a piece of fiction because the enjoyment of it varies from one person to another – and it’s impossible to satisfy everybody.’

John Barth | Interview

John Barth

‘Everything we do in art is likely to turn out to be either prophecy or exorcism, whatever its other intentions.’

NoViolet Bulawayo | Interview

NoViolet Bulawayo

‘My love affair with books had turned into a marriage.’

David Godine | Interview

Eric Burns

‘David R. Godine is a respected, adventurous, outspoken publisher and a soi-disant cultural elitist.’

Peter Carey | Interview

Peter Carey

Peter Carey on Alexis de Tocqueville, writing fiction and the inspiration for his forthcoming novel.

Eleanor Catton | Interview

Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton, author of the critically acclaimed, Betty Trask-award-winning debut novel, The Rehearsal, talks to Granta.

The Man from Hiroshima

Maurizio Chierici

‘Then the explosion stunned me momentarily. Hiroshima disappeared under a yellow cloud. No one spoke after that.’

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.’

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Teju Cole

‘What is this elsewhere that one is longing to be in? Part of the answer to this question, for me, is Switzerland.’

Mark Crick | Interview

Mark Crick

Mark Crick on the DIY tips of the world’s greatest novelists, how to inhabit another writer’s voice and why there is nothing more erotic than painting.

Love in Germany

Doris Dörrie

‘Does a married couple have to be faithful?’

Marcelo Ferroni | Interview

Marcelo Ferroni

‘This is an exciting moment for Brazilian literature. We may see a batch of new, vibrant novels, really soon.’

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Jon Fosse

‘To me writing is a kind of listening. I don’t know what I am listening to, but I am listening!’