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Jo Broughton | Interview

Jo Broughton & Ollie Brock

‘Jo Broughton’s parents were ‘too busy killing each other’, she says, to know where she went when she ran away from home aged seventeen.’

Ross Raisin | Podcast

Ross Raisin & Yuka Igarashi

Ross Raisin discusses how he evokes place and inhabits characters in his writing, the difference in his approaches to novels and short stories and his work on his forthcoming novel.

Edwidge Danticat | Interview

Edwidge Danticat & Ellah Allfrey

‘I am a writer who is shaped by everything that I have experienced and loved, including Haiti.’

Guadalupe Nettel | Best Untranslated Writers

Santiago Roncagliolo

‘When I met her, I kept thinking: is she looking at me? Or rather, is she looking inside me?’

Richard Ford | Interview

Tim Adams & Richard Ford

‘It may be that writing fiction, imagining agencies, is my most trusted way into the unseen.’

D.T. Max | Podcast

D.T. Max

D.T. Max on about why ‘David always wanted to be one David’, the solace he found in twelve-step programmes and what his use of wiper-fluid, on a car ride with Jonathan Franzen, reveals about his prose style.

Taiye Selasi | Podcast

Taiye Selasi & Ellah Allfrey

Taiye Selasi talks about her mother’s garden, Rachmaninov and learning to speak Italian.

Evie Wyld | Interview

Evie Wyld & Roy Robins

‘When I was at school I found I received the same satisfaction from writing a short story that I did doing awful self-portraits – only the results were much better.’

Mohsin Hamid | Podcast

Mohsin Hamid & John Freeman

The author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Mohsin Hamid, talks to John Freeman on The Granta Podcast.

Dinaw Mengestu | Interview

Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu talks about how he came to write ‘Big Money’, his contribution to Granta 108, his forthcoming novel, his relationship with his hometown, Chicago, and his inspiration as a writer.

Andrew O’Hagan | Interview

Andrew O’Hagan & Patrick Ryan

‘A lot of journalism was in danger of becoming ‘celebrity writing’, in the sense that the writer and his conscience could become the story.’

The Man from Hiroshima

Maurizio Chierici

‘Then the explosion stunned me momentarily. Hiroshima disappeared under a yellow cloud. No one spoke after that.’

Brigitte Grignet | Interview

Brigitte Grignet & Daniela Silva

‘Places sitting at the edges of the world are often destroyed in the name of so-called development.’