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NoViolet Bulawayo | Interview
‘My love affair with books had turned into a marriage.’
Jekwu Anyaegbuna | Interview
‘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 | Podcast
John Barth discusses discovering William Faulkner and Lawrence Sterne as a student, the parallels between writing and arranging music, what happened to postmodernism and waiting for the muse to call.
‘I wake and it’s dark and a woman is beside me, naked and small, and she is waking too and the room is still heavy with the incense she burned for her dead.’
Em Cooper responds to Maja Hrgović’s ‘Zlatka’ in Granta 115: The F Word.
Music and Memory
‘There was a time when I discovered that the best way to remember things was with the accompaniment of very loud music.’
Paul Auster | Interview
Paul Auster discusses his new novel ‘Invisible’, his writing process and the unsettling quality of narrative clarity.
Peter Carey | Interview
Peter Carey on Alexis de Tocqueville, writing fiction and the inspiration for his forthcoming novel.
The Sweetmaker of Kabul
‘The Mandayee bazaar in Kabul’s old city is no tourist souk. Stop to gawp at some oddity of life here and you might be trampled under the mucky wheels of an overladen handcart.’
Eleanor Catton | Interview
Eleanor Catton, author of the critically acclaimed, Betty Trask-award-winning debut novel, The Rehearsal, talks to Granta.
An animated video including a reading from Patrick deWitt’s novel Ablutions.
Mark Crick | Interview
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.
The Exploding Planet of Junot Díaz
‘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.’