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Joshua Cohen | Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists

Joshua Cohen & Luke Neima

‘The fact that you exist means that you have a story that's worth telling’

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Kamila Shamsie In Conversation

Kamila Shamsie & Eleanor Chandler

‘There’s a certain adrenaline rush that comes from not knowing.’ Kamila Shamsie on writing the unsaid, the challenges of adapting Antigone and the role of the novel in politics.

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Karan Mahajan | Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists

Karan Mahajan & Josie Mitchell

‘The through line in my work that I see is how easily we can turn people into the other’

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Maureen N. McLane in Conversation

Maureen N. McLane & Rachael Allen

Granta’s poetry editor Rachael Allen talks to Maureen N. McLane about ecology, lyric authority, and balancing poetry with criticism.

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Nicole Krauss In Conversation

Nicole Krauss

‘The ancient stories we tell, as beautiful as they may be, also serve to shape our conventions about who we think we are or should be’

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Rachel B. Glaser | Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists

Rachel B. Glaser & Luke Neima

'If you can surprise yourself with your writing then it’s a lot more fun, and it’s a lot more interesting. That often involves creating characters you’ve never met or writing people that are not like you.’

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Sarah Hall and Tessa Hadley In Conversation

Sarah Hall & Tessa Hadley

‘Literature is that odd paradox: an artifice that somehow truthfully engages the reader, the mind, the emotions, the self, in essential communion.’

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Yaa Gyasi | Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists

Yaa Gyasi & Luke Neima

‘Place is something I'm fascinated by and how it shapes you in ways that are really hard to see and imagine’