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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 a writer and translator from Los Angeles, now living in Berlin. Her debut novel Permission was published in five languages. Vogel has translated over twenty fiction, poetry, and non-fiction titles from Swedish into English, including works by Linnea Axelsson, Johanne Lykke Holm, Balsam Karam, Karolina Ramqvist, Steve Sem-Sandberg, Lina Wolff and Jessica Schiefauer, whose Girls Lost was a finalist for the PEN Translation Prize. Her translation of Johannes Anyuru’s They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears won the Firecracker Award for fiction. Vogel’s writing has been awarded the Berlin Senate Endowment for Non-German Literature and longlisted for the Believer Book Award and the Pushcart Prize. She was Princeton University’s Fall 2022 Translator in Residence. You can read her work in the New Yorker, LitHub, the New York Times, the White Review, the Offing, Elsewhere and elsewhere. Photograph © Fette Sans

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