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
The Centenary of the Russian Revolution
Boys in Zinc
Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich on the USSR in Afghanistan.
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.’