Jenni Fagan speaks with Ellah Alfrey about the care system, her days in a band and how a library van nurtured her love of reading.
‘She must have loved gold seeing that everything in the penthouse was gold. We didn’t sit. Fear didn’t let us see where to sit.’ A story by Adachioma Ezeano.
‘I had also, a week earlier, been fired for trying to sleep with my boss’s husband. I got the idea from a book, or maybe every book.’ A story by Emily Adrian.
‘The Mitsubishi conglomerate controls a forty per cent share of the world market in bluefin tuna; they are freezing and hoarding huge stocks of the fish every year.’ Katherine Rundell on extinction speculation.
‘Two roof tiles are missing to the rear: the kiss of death. Without repair, ruination is now inevitable. Until then, this is my best hope of shelter.’ Cal Flyn visits the island of Swona in northern Scotland.
‘I’m on the cliff of myself & these aren’t wings, they’re futures. / For as long as I can remember my body was a small town nightmare.’ A poem by Ocean Vuong.
Jenni Fagan is the author of six collections of poetry and four novels. Her most recent book is The Bone Library.‘Zephyrs’, in Granta 123, is an excerpt from her novel The Sunlight Pilgrims. Ootlin, her memoir about growing up in state care, will be published in August 2023.More about the author →
Ellah Alfrey talks with Joanna Kavenna about wanderlust, genre-hopping and Nietzsche.
Ellah Allfrey speaks with Naomi Alderman, one of Granta’s Best Young British Novelists.
Taiye Selasi talks about her mother’s garden, Rachmaninov and learning to speak Italian.
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Binyavanga Wainaina talks to Ellah Allfrey about meeting the expectations of an African readership and what to do with a bad review.
Magogodi oaMphela Makhene on Mark Behr’s The Smell of Apples.
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