The man in my life is, at best, uncooperative when it comes to posing for photographs. Our holiday albums are littered with images of his tongue, his teeth, the whites of his eyes, blurry triplicates of him that remain undetectable until long after the actual moment of picture-taking. When I ask him…
Our most popular reads of 2018
Who Killed Tolstoy?
Elif Batuman travels to the International Tolstoy Conference in Russia to determine, once and for all, if Leo Tolstoy was murdered.
Abuse, Silence, and the Light That Virginia Woolf Switched On
When Virginia Woolf was thirteen, she was abused by her half-brother George Duckworth. No one believed her – not even her biographers.
A Few Words about Fake Breasts
Nell Boeschenstein on the fraught discourse surrounding post-mastectomy reconstruction.
Jillian Weise explains what being a cyborg really means.
The Man Who Lived
Snigdha Poonam reports from India, where rumours spreading over WhatsApp fuel flash mobs, political violence and murder.
Téa Obreht on a chance encounter with a moose in Wyoming, for Granta 142: Animalia
‘I don’t know much about the cosmos, but I know enough to avoid the game of tennis.’
En Route to The Promised Land
Ken Light revisits the photos he took of immigrants crossing the border between Mexico and the US in the 1980s.