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Steven Hall | Podcast

Steven Hall & Ted Hodgkinson

Steven Hall on the internet, writing from memory and Ian the Cat.

Zlatka

Em Cooper

Em Cooper responds to Maja Hrgović’s ‘Zlatka’ in Granta 115: The F Word.

Nawzat Shamdin | Interview

Nawzat Shamdin & Larry Siems

‘I remain what I have always been, a human being first, and then an Iraqi. And then I am a writer.’

Chloe Aridjis | Interview

Chloe Aridjis & Ted Hodgkinson

‘What really struck me was the way the Suffragettes were pathologized, and the way women who took a political stance were deemed ‘hysterical’ in some way.’

Mo Yan | Interview

Mo Yan & John Freeman

‘My life is more current, more contemporary and the cutting throat cruelty of our contemporary times limits the romance that I once felt.’

Anne Rowe | Interview

Anne Rowe

‘From her letters we learn about the woman as opposed to the writer. Iris Murdoch’s philosophy and fiction reveal her rational public face; in her letters she speaks from the heart.’

Granta Sweden | Interview

Johanna Haegerström & Saskia Vogel

‘If there are any tensions between Swedish writers it has more to do with style: writers who incline towards a more classical, epic storytelling versus writers who engage in more experimental uses of language.’

Jeffrey Eugenides on Adam Thirlwell

Jeffrey Eugenides

‘The playfulness of the language, the way the mandarin wit, line by line, consorts with grisly or louche material.’

Ablutions

Patrick deWitt

An animated video including a reading from Patrick deWitt’s novel Ablutions.

With the Invaders

James Meek

‘I wonder what George Bush had for dinner last night. His fork must have been clinking on the china just about the time when his marines were killing Omar's family.’

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.’

The National Language

Uzma Aslam Khan & Aamer Hussein

‘It gives me two languages to play with in my writing. It also gives me two languages to love and curse in.’

Catherine Chung | Interview

Catherine Chung & Patrick Ryan

‘I think that my appreciation of what’s considered beautiful or elegant in math definitely carried over into what I appreciate in other fields as well. ’

Marcelo Ferroni | Interview

Marcelo Ferroni & John Freeman

‘There’s a vibrant new generation of writers, trying to do something very different with Brazilian literature.’