Granta 124: Travel - Granta Magazine

Granta 124: Travel

Summer 2013

From the Amazon to rural China, west Texas to the caves that lurk beneath the Peak District, this issue of Granta takes you out of your chair and out into the world. Haruki Murakami goes home to Kobe, Teju Cole meditates on danger in Lagos and Lina Wolff imagines a woman adrift in Madrid. Here are eighteen collisions between people and the places that have made them, shaped them and terrified them.

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Rattawut Lapcharoensap | Interview

Rattawut Lapcharoensap & Yuka Igarashi


Sandy Tolan


Mary Ruefle

Passing Place

Helen Mort

Mario Levrero | Best Untranslated Writers

Juan Pablo Villalobos

Juan Pablo Villalobos | Podcast

Juan Pablo Villalobos & Rachael Allen

Héctor Abad | First Sentence

Héctor Abad

Searching for Pavese

Alejandro Zambra

Oline Stig | Best Untranslated Writers

Lina Wolff

Sami Said | Best Untranslated Writers

Stephan Mendel-Enk

David Searcy | First Sentence

David Searcy

Miroslav Penkov | First Sentence

Miroslav Penkov

Cristhiano Aguiar | On Tour

Cristhiano Aguiar

Chupa Globo (Globo Sucks)

Sophie Lewis

Lina Wolff | Podcast

Lina Wolff & Saskia Vogel

Tao Lin | Interview

Tao Lin & Yuka Igarashi

Tao Lin | On Tour

Tao Lin

Sonia Faleiro | Podcast

Sonia Faleiro

A Letter From Wales

Cynan Jones

The Bridge Over Shuto Expressway No. 1

Alex Preston

The Third Pole

Gavin Francis

What Happened to Us

Humera Afridi


Jamal Mahjoub

Robert Macfarlane | Podcast

Robert Macfarlane & Rachael Allen

Notes from Uzbekistan

Chinelo Okparanta

Charles Simic | Interview

Charles Simic & Rachael Allen

Wudang Mountain

Catherine Chung

There’s a Small Hotel

Andrew Holleran

The Two Gardens

Lorna Gibb

Ross Raisin | On Tour

Ross Raisin

Dutch Harbor Nights

Jim Ruland

Two Poems

John Balaban

Shobasakthi | Best Untranslated Writers

V. V. Ganeshananthan

In Cyberspace: a love letter

Joanna Walsh

War Letters

António Lobo Antunes

A Cloudless Sky

Michael Dickman


Ghassan Zaqtan

Petar Delchev | Best Untranslated Writers

Miroslav Penkov

A. Igoni Barrett | Interview

A. Igoni Barrett & Ted Hodgkinson

How to be Gay and Indian

Manil Suri

Inner City

Lauren Beukes

Granta Sweden | Interview

Johanna Haegerström & Saskia Vogel

Kettly Mars | Best Untranslated Writers

Edwidge Danticat

Rebecca Solnit | Podcast

Rebecca Solnit & Yuka Igarashi

A.M. Homes | Podcast

A.M. Homes & Yuka Igarashi

A.M. Homes | Interview

A.M. Homes & Yuka Igarashi

Zoë Meager | Interview

Zoë Meager

Things with faces

Zoë Meager

Michael Mendis | Interview

Michael Mendis

The Sarong-Man in the Old House, and an Incubus for a Rainy Night

Michael Mendis

Julian Jackson | Interview

Julian Jackson

The New Customers

Julian Jackson

The Whale House

Sharon Millar

Sharon Millar | Interview

Sharon Millar

Eliza Robertson | Interview

Eliza Robertson

We Walked on Water

Eliza Robertson

Granta Portugal | Interview

Carlos Vaz Marques & Ted Hodgkinson

Chloe Aridjis | Interview

Chloe Aridjis & Ted Hodgkinson

International Prize for Arabic Fiction | Podcast

Saud Alsanousi & Ellah Alfrey

Leagues Away

Benjamin Markovits

Turkish Granta | Interview

Berrak Gocer & Ted Hodgkinson

In the Shadow of John Ascuaga’s Nugget

Claire Vaye Watkins