Granta 120: Medicine | Summer 2012

Granta 120: Medicine

Summer 2012

This collection of new fiction, poetry, memoir and art showcases the work of doctors who are also writers, poets who have become patients and some of today’s most beloved literary voices on subjects ranging from autism to ageing. Sometimes the best medicine is a story itself.

Online Edition

Deborah Levy | Podcast

Deborah Levy & Ted Hodgkinson

Brad Feuerhelm | Podcast

Brad Feuerhelm & Ted Hodgkinson

Jeet Thayil | Podcast

Jeet Thayil & Ted Hodgkinson

The Island of Hawkers

Tan Twan Eng


Mo Yan

Exit Music

Chris Drangle

Grand Mal

Patrick Ryan

D.T. Max | Podcast

D.T. Max

The Wig

Han Dong

The Metaphoreign Body

Tod Wodicka

A Dose of Winter Medicine

Kseniya Melnik

Shackleton’s Medical Kit

Gavin Francis

The Doctor Will See You Now

Amit Majmudar

The Burning of the Rocks

John Kinsella

Throwing Stones at the Moon

María Victoria Jiménez


Kathleen Jamie & Brigid Collins

Zadie Smith | Interview

Zadie Smith & Ted Hodgkinson

Into the Cosmos

Chloe Aridjis

Edinburgh Book Festival Special | Podcast

Kapka Kassabova & Peter Stamm

Home: Reflections for Anthony Shadid

Various Contributors

Interview: Henry Marsh

Henry Marsh

In Transit | New Voices

Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri | Interview

Dina Nayeri

Henry Marsh | New Voices

Henry Marsh

The Conflicted Legacy of Meles Zenawi

Maaza Mengiste

Graft vs. Host

Colin Grant

Bush House

Mirza Waheed

The Father of Heliopolis

Pauls Toutonghi

German Quasi-Story of Ulrika Thöus

Salvador Espriu

Blind Spot

Teju Cole

Claire Vaye Watkins | Podcast

Claire Vaye Watkins & Ted Hodgkinson

After the Olympics Left

Various Contributors

Bread of Beirut

Annia Ciezadlo

Remembering Anthony Shadid

Michael Robinson-Chavez

The Last Hunters

David Morris & Candy Whittome

Karl Ove Knausgård | Interview

Karl Ove Knausgård & Sophia Efthimiatou

Peter Stamm | Podcast

Peter Stamm & Ted Hodgkinson

Typical Global and Typical Local Food

Héctor Abad

Jo Shapcott & George Szirtes | Podcast

Jo Shapcott & George Szirtes

The Goddamn Particle

Naomi Alderman

Nathan Englander | Interview

Nathan Englander & Ted Hodgkinson

Ben Lerner | Interview

Ben Lerner & Ted Hodgkinson

Two Poems

Niall Campbell

Marching Songs

Keith Ridgway

Adam Thirlwell | Interview

Adam Thirlwell & Ted Hodgkinson

Diana McCaulay | Interview

Diana McCaulay

The Dolphin Catcher

Diana McCaulay

Jekwu Anyaegbuna | Interview

Jekwu Anyaegbuna

Morrison Okoli (1955-2010)

Jekwu Anyaegbuna

Anushka Jasraj | Interview

Anushka Jasraj

Radio Story

Anushka Jasraj

Nick Papadimitriou | Interview

Nick Papadimitriou & Ted Hodgkinson

Rice Cakes and Starbucks

Esther Freud

Granta Italy 3 | Interview

Paolo Zaninoni & Ted Hodgkinson

Petty Thief

A Yi

My Mother, My Translator

Jaspreet Singh