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Podcast: Jamil Ahmad

Jamil Ahmad

‘Ahmad weaves together a series of interconnected short stories based on the Tribal Areas of Pakistan – the semi-autonomous tribal belt territories which run along Iran and Afghanistan’s borders – where he worked as a civil servant before retiring.’

Astrid Alben In Conversation: Podcast

Astrid Alben

Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.

Podcast: Granta Best of Young British Novelists 4 Audiobook

Ellah Allfrey

‘In the first partnership of its kind, Audible and Granta magazine are collaborating on the unabridged audiobook production of Granta 123: Best of Young British Novelists 4.’

Podcast: John Barth

John Barth

‘In the latest Granta Podcast, John Barth – one of the pioneers of American literature – reads his essay ‘The End?’, from the current issue of the magazine, Exit Strategies, at a live event held at Books&Books in Miami on February 7.’

Five Things Right Now: Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie

Ann Beattie shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Interview: David Godine

Eric Burns

‘David R. Godine is a respected, adventurous, outspoken publisher and a soi-disant cultural elitist.’

Five Things Right Now: Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia

Urvashi Butalia is the co-founder of Kali for Women, India’s first feminist press. She shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Banyan

Robert Olen Butler

‘I wake and it’s dark and a woman is beside me, naked and small, and she is waking too and the room is still heavy with the incense she burned for her dead.’

Granta Reads: Angela Carter’s ‘Cousins’

Angela Carter

In this Halloween edition of the Granta podcast, Josie Mitchell reads Angela Carter’s 1980 short story, ‘Cousins’. The first in our Halloween series.

Interview: Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton, author of the critically acclaimed, Betty Trask-award-winning debut novel, The Rehearsal, talks to Granta.

Interview: Uwem Akpan

Jeremiah Chamberlin

‘I just wanted to say something about how decent people struggle in difficult situations.’

The Man from Hiroshima

Maurizio Chierici

‘“Then the explosion stunned me momentarily. Hiroshima disappeared under a yellow cloud. No one spoke after that.”’

The Exploding Planet of Junot Díaz

Evelyn Ch’ien

‘On a windy Thursday night in late February I stood in a faintly lit street in Harlem, in front of a modern building where Junot Díaz and his fiancée, Elizabeth de Leon, are staying.’

Five Things Right Now: Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez

Caroline Criado-Perez, journalist, activist and author of Do It Like A Woman, shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

Five Things Right Now: John Darnielle

John Darnielle

John Darnielle, author of the debut novel Wolf in White Van, shares five links of what he’s reading, watching and thinking about right now.

Mark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod In Conversation

Pwaangulongii Dauod

Mark Gevisser and Pwaangulongii Dauod discuss Africa’s LGBTI communities, an experience of violent sexual repression, and Afro-Modernity.

The Sweetmaker of Kabul

Oliver Englehart

‘The Mandayee bazaar in Kabul’s old city is no tourist souk. Stop to gawp at some oddity of life here and you might be trampled under the mucky wheels of an overladen handcart.’

Five Things Right Now: Melissa Febos

Melissa Febos

‘I don’t care if anyone is watching and that’s the point.’