‘Illness is solitary, because suffering is something you always do alone.’
‘It has nothing to do with the question of the foreigners. No one in Eisenhuttenstadt wants the foreigners here.’
‘Using the ‘we’ voice allowed me to tell a much larger story than I would have been able to tell otherwise.’
‘It's uncomfortable, at times, to be alive, so I see no reason why a voice in fiction shouldn't be also.’
‘What is a feminist, anyway? What does it mean, to call yourself one?’
Lindsey Hilsum on Libya, her time in Rwanda and how countries can repair in the aftermath of war.
‘The natural world is full of records and erasures.’
Zadie Smith on writing tighter sentences, the ‘essential hubris’ of criticism and why novelists prefer writing in their pyjamas.
‘I do like to think of my poems as messages.’
On Tuesday 23 April, in Abu Dhabi, Saud Alsanousi was announced winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
A short film featuring Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.
‘I think it’s impossible to draw a hard and fast line between reality and fantasy.’
‘At four o’clock in the morning, when Louis de Bernières has lines of poetry repeating in his head which won’t stop gnawing away, he writes them down.‘
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