Granta 136: Legacies of Love - Granta Magazine

Granta 136: Legacies of Love

Summer 2016

Love and pain, love and loss: the two are twinned. To know love is to know (or to imagine) the loss of love.


Cover image © KPierre, Mistakes, Misstakes

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My Heart Hemmed In

Marie NDiaye

The Unmailed Letter

Kseniya Melnik

Kelly Magee | First Sentence

Kelly Magee

Two Poems

Vahni Capildeo

The Neighborhood

Kelly Magee

Things I Never Told Her

Marian Ryan

Open After My Death

Linda H. Davis

Her Boy

Mika Taylor

Heavily Redacted

Luiza Flynn-Goodlett

Granta Reads: Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘The Husband Stitch’

Carmen Maria Machado

First Semester

Rachel B. Glaser & John Maradik

Five Things Right Now: Eliza Robertson

Eliza Robertson


Ka Bradley

Granta Reads: Darcey Steinke’s ‘Frankenstein’s Mother’

Darcey Steinke

Our Last Guest

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan

Witchcraft Today

Diane Williams

Granta Reads: Angela Carter’s ‘Cousins’

Angela Carter

The Fog and the Sea

Lily Dunn

Mark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod In Conversation

Pwaangulongii Dauod

The Beauty and the Bat

Diane Williams


Jane Yeh

Five Things Right Now: Renee Gladman

Renee Gladman

All that Offers a Happy Ending Is a Fairy Tale

Yiyun Li

Labyrinth of the Heart

Mark Slouka

Matthew Griffin and Stuart Nadler In Conversation

Memoirs of a Polar Bear

Yoko Tawada

Astrid Alben In Conversation: Podcast

Astrid Alben

He Had His Reasons

Colin Barrett


Camilla Grudova

Winnie and the Innocence of the World

Joost Zwagerman

The Good Citizens

Christy Edwall

The Maenad

Eliza Robertson

The Adventures of Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar

Five Things Right Now: Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos

The Inheritance

Amelia Gray

Interview: Oliverio Coelho

Oliverio Coelho & Kit Maude

Two Calamities

Renee Gladman

Sundial Tone

Garrett Caples

The Threshold

Oliverio Coelho

Sarandí Street

Silvina Ocampo

Three Poems

Sylvia Legris

Three Poems

Jaan Kaplinski

The Weak Spot

Sophie Mackintosh

Travels in Pornland

Andrea Stuart

The Price of Freedom, Including VAT

Xiaolu Guo

Paula Bohince & Jane Mead in Conversation

Paula Bohince & Jane Mead

Emma Jane Unsworth and Rachel B. Glaser In Conversation

Emma Jane Unsworth & Rachel B. Glaser

First Sentence: Mika Taylor

Mika Taylor