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Eliza Griswold | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Eliza Griswold

‘Even in its subtler forms, the act of looking is an act of self-regard.’

Entwined

Judith Scott & Joyce Wallace Scott

‘Through her art, Judy found a way to create beauty from what others discarded and, most importantly, she found her voice.’

Explain Her to Me

Lucy Scholes

Lucy Scholes on Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo and Rebecca Solnit

Forbidden Games

Tia Wallman

‘We do not understand why, nor did we covet such long life, but here we are, our respective addictions and madness with us to the end.’

Gay and Depressed | State of Mind

Andrew Solomon

‘It would be a bit more tolerable if we lived in a society that didn’t blame depression on its victims.’

Geoff Dyer | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Geoff Dyer

‘What kinds of writing aren’t travel writing?’

Getting Away With It

Timothy Phillips

A case of Russian espionage from Tim Phillips' book The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians, and the Jazz Age.

Godzilla and Sadism | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

Godzilla, Kathy Acker, Roald Dahl, Frank Bidart and a tribute to John Ashbery in this week's Discoveries – a round-up of writing by the Granta editors.

Grinning Inanity | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

This week – deconstructing Percy Pig, the middle-class gummy bear, and celebrating Philip Pullman, who has finally written another book.

Hallelujah! A Brief History of Bombing People

Ben Mauk

Ben Mauk on the West’s longstanding love of missiles, drones, bombs and nukes.

hardcore thigh burn | Discoveries

Eleanor Chandler

This week’s Discoveries is full of rad poetry, translations and criticism.

Hoa Nguyen | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Hoa Nguyen

‘I didn’t have the language for why I could not be a tourist in the same way as my white counterparts.’

I Am Lying

Miranda Doyle

‘Findings show that the bigger the brain, the more frequent the deceit.’ Miranda Doyle on why we lie.

I come from a place on your bucket list

Deepti Kapoor

Deepti Kapoor on travel, authenticity and the peculiarity of being Indian in Uganda.

Ian Jack | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Ian Jack

‘Travel writing of most kinds, not just the humorous, has the history of colonialism perched on its shoulder.’

If Mother’s Happy

Kathleen McCaul Moura

‘Towards the end of my pregnancy, like many women, my emotions were taut, stretched thin like the skin round my middle.’

Imagined Memories

Francesca Todde & Nuar Alsadir

‘The creation of a screen memory is an encoding process: the screen retains all that is important from the past, but in encrypted form.’ Nuar Alsadir introduces the photographs of Francesca Todde.

International Women’s Day 2017

Josie Mitchell

‘We want to share with you some of our favourite pieces – published by us and by others – that present clear-headed explorations of gender in our society’

Introduction

Sigrid Rausing

‘Writing about other people doesn’t have to be an exercise of power or a theft of identity.’

Introduction

Sigrid Rausing

Sigrid Rausing introduces Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 3.

Introduction

Sigrid Rausing

‘What’s in a state of mind? How do we describe emotions, or the complex relationship between individuals and the state?’

Introduction

Madeleine Thien & Catherine Leroux

Madeleine Thien and Catherine Leroux introduce Granta 141: Canada in both English and French.

Karan Mahajan | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Karan Mahajan

‘Too often, a kind of travel writing – especially the novel set abroad in an exotic locale – feels like a way of allegorizing and escaping problems at home.’

Kelly Magee | First Sentence

Kelly Magee

‘Mothers: our first source of love, our first heartbreak.’

Language In Exile

Mireille Gansel

One summer’s day, for the first time, Mitzi broached the past. Past in the present, so present, with everything it had deposited in this room that suddenly seemed so vast. Everything that the grim tide deposits on the shores of a life.

Letter to Razan Zaitouneh

Kamila Shamsie

PEN International’s Day of the Imprisoned Writer – we stand in solidarity with writers who have suffered persecution exercising their freedom of expression.

Lindsey Hilsum | Is Travel Writing Dead?

Lindsey Hilsum

‘We need a new genre of travel writing, gleaned from the stories refugees and migrants.’

L’Arbre aux livres

Larry Tremblay

En ce temps si proche, Dieu était partout et personne ne pouvait l’assassiner.

Mangilaluk’s Highway

Nadim Roberts

‘They joked about how tough they’d be by the time they got home.’

Manifestos | Discoveries

Josie Mitchell

A collection of revolutionary writings and manifestos from Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, Nelson Mandela, James Baldwin and Occupy Wall Street

Mary O’Donoghue | Notes on Craft

Mary O’Donoghue

In this new series, we give authors a space to discuss the way they write – from technique and style to inspirations that inform their craft.

Microtravel: Home and Away

Vahni Capildeo

‘The place I thought I knew best had become unknown territory, by the perhaps not-so-simple process of taking a few steps.’

Mistaken | State of Mind

Mary Ruefle

‘I take it, if only as a substitute for my unknown name’