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Max Porter reads Will Self

Max Porter & Will Self

In this episode of the podcast, Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers reads ‘False Blood’ by Will Self.

Margo Jefferson Reads Kathleen Collins | Podcast

Margo Jefferson & Kathleen Collins

Margo Jefferson reads ‘The Uncle’ by Kathleen Collins, taken from the story collection, Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?

Andrea Stuart In Conversation | Podcast

Andrea Stuart & Josie Mitchell

Josie Mitchell talks to Andrea Stuart about her essay ‘Travels in Pornland’. They discuss the value of feminist porn, the importance of counter narratives and the challenges faced by feminist pornographers.

George Saunders In Conversation | Podcast

George Saunders

A discussion of the mind of Abraham Lincoln, the art of creating historical voices, verbal improv and writing the afterlife.

Diane Williams In Conversation | Podcast

Diane Williams & Luke Neima

Williams discusses her approach to writing and editing, the gatekeepers of literary publication and stitching.

Madeleine Thien In Conversation

Madeleine Thien & Ka Bradley

‘Do you speak or do you not speak? Is every word that you speak then compromised?’

Astrid Alben In Conversation: Podcast

Astrid Alben

Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.

Patrick deWitt and Neel Mukherjee in Conversation

Patrick deWitt & Neel Mukherjee

Neel Mukherjee and Patrick deWitt discuss their books Undermajordomo Minor and The Lives of Others, subconscious influence, the power of the exclamation mark and love.

Yukiko Motoya | Podcast

Yukiko Motoya & Asa Yoneda

Yukiko Motoya on her short story for Granta 127, happy endings and finding freedom in writing.

Ruth Ozeki | Podcast

Ruth Ozeki & Yuka Igarashi

‘And I never was quite sure who I was or who I was supposed to be.’

Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg | Podcast

Mark Gevisser & Jonny Steinberg

Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg discuss recent South African history, their personal relationship to Johannesburg, and their personal relationship to a divided city.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.’

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kamila Shamsie | Podcast

Kamila Shamsie & John Freeman

Granta Best of Young British novelist Kamila Shamsie talks to John Freeman about love, war and citizenship.

Ross Raisin | Podcast

Ross Raisin & Yuka Igarashi

Ross Raisin discusses how he evokes place and inhabits characters in his writing, the difference in his approaches to novels and short stories and his work on his forthcoming novel.

Nadifa Mohamed | Podcast

Nadifa Mohamed & Ted Hodgkinson

Nadifa Mohamed speaks with Ted Hodgkinson about her first novel, Black Mamba Boy.

Sunjeev Sahota | Podcast

Sunjeev Sahota & Ellah Alfrey

Sunjeev Sahota speaks with Ellah Alfrey about his work, Midnight's Children and having a day job.

Ben Markovits | Podcast

Benjamin Markovits & Yuka Igarashi

Ben Markovits in conversation with Yuka Igarashi on minor-league baseball and his experiences as a writer.

Helen Oyeyemi | Podcast

Ted Hodgkinson & Helen Oyeyemi

Helen Oyeyemi speaks to Ted Hodgkinson about the joys of writing from a male perspective, magic in her work, and how as a girl she wrote alternate endings to the classics.

Adam Thirlwell | Podcast

Adam Thirlwell & Yuka Igarashi

Adam Thirlwell speaks to Granta’s Yuka Igarashi about sex, history, translation, using tempo in novels and how his writing has evolved over the past decade.

Sarah Hall | Podcast

Sarah Hall & Saskia Vogel

Sarah Hall speaks to Saskia Vogel about wolves, tattoos and the wilds of Cumbria.

Xiaolu Guo | Podcast

Xiaolu Guo & Ellah Alfrey

Xiaolu Guo speaks to Ellah Alfrey about growing up in rural China, becoming an East Ender and writing in English.