Although I’ve written quite a lot about photography and photographers, I don’t own a camera and hardly ever take photos. Apart from a few sexually explicit Polaroids, the only personal pictures I have are ones taken by friends, all crammed haphazardly in a folder in my filing cabinet. If I rumma…
On the Roof
40 Years of Granta
From the editor’s desk
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.
Angela Carter is best known for her adaptations of fairy tales, and ‘Cousins’ is one in her quartet of wolf stories.
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.
God and Me
‘All my religious experiences—if we can call them that—have been drug-related.’
‘Now that we were out of danger it seemed possible that there had never been any danger.’