I possess a complete run of Granta except for issue number one. Granta 1 is forever unobtainable, I’ve decided. It’s gone, it’s vanished. I’ve been trying for years to find it in antiquarian booksellers, and more lately on the Web, but in vain (I have the 1989 limited-edition reprint, of cou…
One Hundred: Introduction
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.
The Destiny of Nathalie X
’I once heard a theory about this town, this place where we work and wrangle, where we swindle and swive‘.
The View from Yves Hill
‘What is the point of rising early? I congratulate myself if I'm out of bed before midday.’
Never Saw Brazil
‘On one of the sunniest of bright May mornings, Senator Dom Liceu Maximiliano Lobo needlessly ran his comb through his neat goatee and ordered his chauffeur to pull into the side of the road.’