Interview | Nicola Barker | Granta Magazine

Nicola Barker | Interview

Nicola Barker & Yuka Igarashi

‘I’ve always thought of myself as someone who writes outside of the dominant culture; an outsider looking in.’

Nicola Barker

Nicola Barker is the author of twelve novels – including Wide OpenDarkmansThe Yips and In the Approaches – and two short story collections. She has been twice longlisted and once shortlisted for the Booker Prize, and was named one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists in 2003. Her novel H(A)PPY won the 2017 Goldsmiths Prize. Her most recent novel is titled I Am Sovereign.

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Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi is the former managing editor at Granta and was issue editor of Granta 127: Japan. She has taught fiction writing at various universities including Columbia and Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

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