In this interview with Granta, the award-winning novelist Dinaw Mengestu talks about how he came to write ‘Big Money’, his contribution to Granta 108, his forthcoming novel, How to Read the Air, his relationship with his hometown, Chicago, a ‘city layered with complexity’, and his inspiration as a writer.



Photograph © Anne-Emmanuelle Robicquet

Chasing Cars
Leaving Chi-town