Ross Raisin: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 72 - Granta Magazine

Ross Raisin: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 72

Yuka Igarashi & Ross Raisin

Photo by Mischa Richter. Ross Raisin’s first novel, God’s Own Country, about a disturbed adolescent...


Photo by Mischa Richter.

Ross Raisin’s first novel, God’s Own Country, about a disturbed adolescent living in the Yorkshire Dales, won him the 2009 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, the Guardian First Book Award, a Betty Trask Award and numerous other prizes. His second novel, Waterline, about a former shipbuilder grieving the death of his wife in Glasgow, was published to critical acclaim in 2011. His short stories have been published in Prospect, Esquire, Dazed & Confused, the Sunday Times, on BBC Radio 3 and in Granta. In this podcast, he spoke to Yuka Igarashi about how he evokes place and inhabits characters in his writing; the difference between his approaches to short stories and novels; and what it means to him to be part of the
Best Young British Novelist
list. He also discusses his work on a new novel, which began as a story published in Granta: Britain.


Yuka Igarashi

Yuka Igarashi is the former managing editor at Granta and was issue editor of Granta 127: Japan. She has taught fiction writing at various universities including Columbia and Parsons The New School for Design in New York.

More about the author →

Ross Raisin

Ross Raisin was born in Yorkshire. He has written two novels, Waterline and God’s Own Country.

More about the author →