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Jeanette Winterson & Saskia Vogel

Jeanette Winterson reads from her new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, and her story ‘All I Know About Gertrude Stein’ from Granta 115: The F Word.

Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson is the author of more than twenty books, which include novels, non-fiction and works for children. Her first book, the autobiographical novel Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, won the 1985 Whitbread Award and her adaptation of the novel for television won a BAFTA. Winterson was first published in Granta in 1988 and was later chosen as one of the magazine’s Best of Young British Novelists in 1993.She teaches creative writing at the University of Manchester, and is currently working on a film about Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas.

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Saskia Vogel

Saskia Vogel is an author and translator from Los Angeles, now living in Berlin. Permission, her debut novel, about love, loss and BDSM, was published in four languages in 2019. She has translated leading Swedish authors such as Lina Wolff, Karolina Ramqvist, Johannes Anyuru, and Katrine Marcal, whose Who Cooked Adam Smith’s Dinner? is published by Portobello Books. Her translations and writing have appeared in publications such as Guernica, the White Review, the OffingParis Review Daily, LitHub and Two Lines. Previously, she worked as Granta magazine’s publicist.  

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