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Five Things Right Now: Melissa Lee-Houghton

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.’

Five Things Right Now: Siobhán Mannion

Siobhán Mannion

Siobhán Mannion shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Paula Bohince & Jane Mead in Conversation

Paula Bohince & Jane Mead

‘It seemed that recording her sickness was cold and vulgar, that if ever I should be a participant and not an observer, this was the time.’

Nuala O’Connor and Siobhán Mannion in Conversation

Nuala O’Connor & Siobhán Mannion

‘I’m always interested to hear about people’s writing spaces; I presume the canary is a quiet bird.’

Sally Rooney and Joanna Walsh in Conversation

Sally Rooney & Joanna Walsh

‘What I’m trying to do is to find ways of expressing myself which try to subvert those forms in order to make the speech act, or the writing act, transgressive in a way.’

Emma Jane Unsworth and Rachel B. Glaser In Conversation

Emma Jane Unsworth & Rachel B. Glaser

‘Fiction is like those amazing robots that build other robots.’

Han Kang in Conversation

Han Kang & Max Porter

Han Kang comes to the Granta and Portobello offices to discuss writing and design the paperback cover for her book Human Acts.

Five Things Right Now: Katy Simpson Smith

Katy Simpson Smith

Katy Simpson Smith shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Matthew Green and Bryan Doerries

Matthew Green & Bryan Doerries

Matthew Green and Bryan Doerries discuss Greek tragedy, post-traumatic stress disorder and the cathartic power of drama.

Five Things Right Now: Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Five Things Right Now: April Ayers Lawson

April Ayers Lawson

She shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Rachel B. Glaser | Five Things Right Now

Rachel B. Glaser

Rachel B. Glaser shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

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.

Five Things Right Now: Noelle Kocot

Noelle Kocot

‘This is not only poetic, to think of the Creator as a big bird, but also quite mysterious.’

Five Things Right Now: Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

Five Things Right Now: Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

George Saunders and Ben Marcus In Conversation

George Saunders & Ben Marcus

‘One purpose of art is to get us to wake up, recalibrate our emotional life, get ourselves into proper relation to reality.’

Five Things Right Now: Max Porter

Max Porter

Max Porter, author of Grief is the Thing with Feathers, shares five things he’s reading, watching and thinking about.

Evie Wyld | Five Things Right Now

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

Five Things Right Now: Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez, journalist, activist and author of Do It Like A Woman, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

Five Things Right Now: Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas

Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP and author of Honorable Friends?, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

In Conversation: Pankaj Mishra and Aman Sethi

Pankaj Mishra & Aman Sethi

‘It is India’s turn to undergo social traumas that other countries have suffered in their pursuit of wealth and power.’

Five Things Right Now: Valeria Luiselli

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.

In Conversation: Tishani Doshi and Karthika Naïr

Tishani Doshi & Karthika Naïr

‘I have never felt it as a poet, and that is why I’m doubly grateful to dance, for having experienced the loneliness and the terror of the empty stage, but also, to have had that live connection.’

Sarah Hall | Five Things Right Now

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall, a Granta Best of Young British Novelist, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

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.

Five Things Right Now: Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia is the co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s first feminist press. She shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Anjan Sundaram and Lindsey Hilsum In Conversation

Lindsey Hilsum & Anjan Sundaram

‘Sometimes we don’t quite know what we’re seeing.’

Five Things Right Now: Kelly Link

Kelly Link

Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble shares five links to what she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Barbara Ras and Matthew Dickman In Conversation

Matthew Dickman & Barbara Ras

‘They happen organically. If a can of Pepsi shows up it’s because I was thinking about a can of Pepsi.’

Five Things Right Now: Carmen Maria Machado

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.

Five Things Right Now: John Darnielle

John Darnielle

John Darnielle, author of the debut novel Wolf in White Van, shares five links of what he’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

S.J. Naudé and Ivan Vladislavić In Conversation

S.J. Naudé & Ivan Vladislavić

‘In rapidly transforming societies, writers may lose the space they’ve built their imaginative lives around.’