Once I met a writer who said he couldn’t bear to be a writer any more. It was at a party in Madrid and I don’t remember how I ended up there, but it was on Calle de Ventura de la Vega so I assume it was someone I met that night who had taken me there (my own friends, to the extent that I even ha…
Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
40 Years of Granta
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Correspondence from our archive, from Kazuo Ishiguro, Kingsley Amis, Doris Lessing, Martha Gellhorn and more.
How to Write About Africa
The late Binyavanga Wainaina's iconic satire is one of Granta's best-loved essays.
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The Roads of London
Nobel Prize-winning Doris Lessing on her life, lovers and landlords in 1950s London.
Dreams for Hire
Nobel Prize-winning Gabriel García Márquez’s encounters with a clairvoyant in Vienna, Barcelona and Havana.
The Polyglot Lovers
‘When we were sixteen years old, I broke Johnny’s nose with the back of my hand.’
Oline Stig | Best Untranslated Writers
‘Oline Stig doesn’t blindly obey the narrow logic of the dramatic curve, and she lets the story branch where it is necessary. The end is surprising and, so to say, out of tune in a liberating way.’