A short film featuring Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists.
‘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.‘
‘Sometimes we don’t quite know what we’re seeing.’
‘I knew he was a ‘strange’ writer, unclassifiable, with a boundless imagination, who was creating one of the most intriguing, thought-provoking bodies of work in the Spanish language.’
‘Writing and reading in third-person present is like a high-speed drive through Nevada at two a.m.: incredibly invigorating and somewhat dangerous.’
‘I’m successful? I can’t wait to call my mother!’
‘It is India’s turn to undergo social traumas that other countries have suffered in their pursuit of wealth and power.’
Ben Markovits in conversation with Yuka Igarashi on minor-league baseball and his experiences as a writer.
Evie Wyld shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.
‘But you had to be on the islands to know what it was really all about.’
‘When we talk about history, the dangers of embellishment, fabrication and wilful distortion are ever-present’
Salman Rushdie, Richard Russo, Elizabeth McCracken and A.L. Kennedy gave readings and then spoke with Granta editor John Freeman about the magazine and their contributions to it through the years.
‘You are in the middle of your life and you think, how did I get here?’
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