While the economy is in freefall, the cost of living continues to rise – which is why now is the perfect time to master the art of DIY. Granta author Mark Crick is one step ahead of the game, with Sartre’s Sink, his second installment of literary pastiche for the home. Crick’s first book, Kafka’s Soup, was a critical favourite and has been translated into nineteen languages. In this exclusive video, Crick talks about the DIY tips of the world’s greatest novelists, how to inhabit another writer’s voice and why there is nothing more erotic than painting.
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‘These students only learn about Mauritius through our country’s literature; they are taught little to no Mauritian history.’
Ariel Saramandi visits a lycée in Mauritius.
‘The next editor of the university newspaper was chosen each year by a panel.’
A short story by Frances Leviston, set in the cut-throat world of student journalism.
‘Many of the town’s elders are residential school survivors.’
Nadim Roberts investigates the legacy of residential school in Tuktoyaktuk, Canada.
‘I thought she was the prettiest girl in our school. No one else seemed to think so.’
A short story about a high school friendship, by Che Yeun.
‘After my first day of clown school I tried to drop out.’
Nuar Alsadir goes to clown school at Yale.