Granta | The Home of New Writing

Explore In conversation

Highlights of 2011 | Podcast

Ted Hodgkinson

A compilation of some of the best readings of 2011, including Binyavanga Wainaina reading from his memoir One Day I Will Write About This Place, Robert Coover’s reading of his online story ‘Vampire’ and Granta debut contributor Taiye Selasi's reading of ‘The Sex Lives of African Girls’.

Tim Lott | Interview

Tim Lott & Helen Gordon

‘Somehow by putting things into words you’re taking a situation that feels very out of control and creating a kind of illusion of control over it.’

Letters From Two Exit Strategists

Jacob Newberry & Vanessa Manko

‘I feel like I’ll spend a great many years unravelling whatever is being stored inside of me just now.’

The Game of Evenings

Adolf Hoffmeister & James Joyce

For Bloomsday, James Joyce and Adolf Hoffmeister argue about a Czech translation of Finnegans Wake in a rare and intimate interview from 1930.

Turkish Granta | Interview

Berrak Gocer & Ted Hodgkinson

‘The writings, when they came together, made it very clear that there will always be a new approach to the issue of identity.’

Shahid | Moving Parts

Ruchir Joshi

Ruchir Joshi travelled around rural India for our ‘Work’ issue, documenting parts of the country’s informal economy, and meeting people with working lives that are unseen, or unique, or damaging.

Ruchir Joshi | Interview

Ruchir Joshi

Writer and filmmaker Ruchir Joshi on his essay ‘Tracing Puppa’, Calcutta and his dreams of writing for Granta.

Ian Teh | Interview

Ian Teh & Ted Hodgkinson

‘The pictures I take are fly-on-the-wall and open to interpretation.’

Moscow Women

Carola Hansson & Karin Lidén

‘She’s young, then suddenly she’s old, and she’s buried without knowing why she ever lived.’

God and Fiction

Aleksandar Hemon & Stuart Dybek

‘Do writers of fiction have to create a cosmology in order to exist?’

Don DeLillo | Interview

Don DeLillo & Yuka Igarashi

‘The stories are representative of one slice of mind. The novels are mind, body, day and night, and what I ate for lunch.’

Nicaragua: An Appeal

David Hare

‘To arrive in Nicaragua is at once to be disorientated, for since the earthquake in 1972, there has been, and is still no proper city of Managua.’

Tania James | Interview

Tania James & Saskia Vogel

‘Write the story that unsettles and excites you, that keeps you coming back to your desk.’

Sergio Pitol | Best Untranslated Writers

Valeria Luiselli

‘Perhaps it is the way he’s able to delicately tap into the most disturbing layers of reality and turn our conception of what is normal inside out. Perhaps it’s because he’s always telling a deeper, sadder, more disquieting story while pretending to narrate another.’