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Podcast: The Legacy of Communism

Philip Ó Ceallaigh, Peter Pomerantsev & Oliver Bullough

Listen to Oliver Bullough, Peter Pomerantsev and Philip Ó Ceallaigh at the launch of Granta 134: No Man’s Land discuss the legacy of communism in eastern Europe.

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.

Hiromi Kawakami | Podcast

Hiromi Kawakami, Anne Meadows & Asa Yoneda

‘Looking back, I never was aware of feeling that close to death, but actually if you think about it, just living every day there is a very small but definitely existing chance of death, whatever you're doing, wherever you are.’

Ruth Ozeki | Podcast

Ruth Ozeki & Yuka Igarashi

‘And I never was quite sure who I was or who I was supposed to be.’

Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg | Podcast

Mark Gevisser & Jonny Steinberg

Mark Gevisser and Jonny Steinberg discuss recent South African history, their personal relationship to Johannesburg, and their personal relationship to a divided city.

Lindsey Hilsum | Podcast

Lindsey Hilsum & Rachael Allen

Lindsey Hilsum on Libya, her time in Rwanda and how countries can repair in the aftermath of war.

Juan Pablo Villalobos | Podcast

Juan Pablo Villalobos & Rachael Allen

Juan Pablo Villalobos on class struggle in Mexico, parodying Mexican identity and the difficulty of translation.

Eleanor Catton | Podcast

Eleanor Catton & Anne Meadows

Anne Meadows talks to Eleanor Catton about opium and gold, whether a good author can also be a sadist and what it means to be a New Zealand writer today.

Lina Wolff | Podcast

Lina Wolff & Saskia Vogel

Lina Wolff on Dante, the artistic temperament and the tension she feels between a ‘Spanishness’ and ‘Swedishness’ when writing.

Sonia Faleiro | Podcast

Sonia Faleiro

Sonia Faleiro on marginalized narratives, her time as a reporter and how gender influences her work.

Robert Macfarlane | Podcast

Robert Macfarlane & Rachael Allen

‘When you're dealing with a geological context, its age exceeds your knowing, exceeds your comprehension. Deep time is dizzying and vertiginous.’

Rebecca Solnit | Podcast

Rebecca Solnit & Yuka Igarashi

Rebecca Solnit discusses interweaving personal narratives with the lives of Mary Shelley and Che Guevara, paradoxes and Beyoncé.

A.M. Homes | Podcast

A.M. Homes & Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi talks to A.M. Homes, recipient of the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction for the novel May We Be Forgiven.

George Saunders | Podcast

George Saunders & Ted Hodgkinson

George Saunders talks about allowing his characters access to goodness, why he avoids ‘auto-dark’ in his stories, and the death of David Foster Wallace.