Robert Coover | Podcast
Robert Coover & Ted Hodgkinson
Robert Coover reads his short story ‘Vampire’ and discusses the quintessential English novel and the intersection between myth and the modern world.
Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists 5
A Certain King
‘I didn’t think she was happy; I thought she was in love, but I didn’t know what that told me, if it told me anything.’
Fiction by Jennifer Atkins.
The Hair Baby
‘She has been ten for a month and she does not like it. She carries the weight of her extra digit like a chain-mail vest.’
Fiction by Sara Baume.
She’s Always Hungry
‘I could hear the sea, and I could hear my own name.’
Fiction by Eliza Clark.
The Room-Service Waiter
‘There was to be an exhibition. There were lots of pictures like his, apparently – of waiters, pastry cooks, valets, bellboys.’
A story by Tom Crewe.
‘I don’t remember his face, nor him as a whole.’
Derek Owusu on fathers and family.
Robert Coover was born in America in 1932. is the author of more than twenty books, including Noir, The Brunist Day of Wrath and Huck Out West. He has also published a collection of plays and Pricksongs and Descants, a several collections of short stories. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships, including those from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Guggenheim Foundation.More about the author →
Ted Hodgkinson is the previous online editor at Granta. He was a judge for the 2012 Costa Book Awards’ poetry prize, announced earlier this year. He managed the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Tuscany, the affiliated Gregor Von Rezzori Literary Prize and still serves as an advisor. His stories have appeared in Notes from the Underground and The Mays and his criticism in the Times Literary Supplement. He has an MA in English from Oxford and an MFA from Columbia.More about the author →