Life is dull if there’s no story to listen to or nothing to watch. When I was a child, if we weren’t staring out of the window at the street and the passers-by, or into the apartments of the building opposite, we were listening to the radio, on top of which a small porcelain dog perpetually slep…
40 Years of Granta
From the editor’s desk
Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
How to Write About Africa
The late Binyavanga Wainaina's iconic satire is one of Granta's best-loved essays.
Angela Carter is best known for her adaptations of fairy tales, and ‘Cousins’ is one in her quartet of wolf stories.
The Roads of London
Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing on her life, lovers and landlords in 1950s London.
Dreams for Hire
Nobel Prize-winning Gabriel García Márquez’s encounters with a clairvoyant in Vienna, Barcelona and Havana.
The Boy Who Watched the Ships Go By
’For the last thirty years I've been keeping track of the ships that sail through the Bosporus’.