She sat on a tin chair outside of her room at the Florida Motel and thought about her children while she drank an iced tea. Her girl was thirty and had two children of her own now. Her baby boy was twenty-seven, an alcoholic in Olympia, Washington. Neither of them had time for Gertrude anymore, betw…
The Florida Motel
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.
The Little Winter
‘She remembered being happy off and on that day, and then looking at things and finding it all unkind.’
At Yankee Stadium
‘From a series of linked couples they become one continuous wave, larger all the time.’
Agnes of Iowa
‘Through college she had been a feminist – more or less. She shaved her legs, but just not often enough, she liked to say.’