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.
Home: Reflections for Anthony Shadid
‘I realize it is my fault: whenever I live in any country, everything turns wrong. I see it as a gift.’
‘Was this an adventure or was I in trouble? At what point did one begin to shade into the other?’
On the Island of the Black River
William Atkins visits the remote island of Sakhalin, following in the footsteps of Anton Chekhov.