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NoViolet Bulawayo | Interview

NoViolet Bulawayo

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

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 | Podcast

John Barth

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.

Banyan

Robert Olen Butler

‘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.’

Zlatka

Em Cooper

Em Cooper responds to Maja Hrgović’s ‘Zlatka’ in Granta 115: The F Word.

Music and Memory

Various Contributors

‘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

Paul Auster discusses his new novel ‘Invisible’, his writing process and the unsettling quality of narrative clarity.

Peter Carey | Interview

Peter Carey

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

The Sweetmaker of Kabul

Oliver Englehart

‘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

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

Ablutions

Patrick deWitt

An animated video including a reading from Patrick deWitt’s novel Ablutions.

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.

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.’

Love in Germany

Doris Dörrie

‘Does a married couple have to be faithful?’