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Interview: Etgar Keret

Etgar Keret & Sophie Lewis

‘Usually my wife makes fun of me.’

Podcast: Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina & Ellah Allfrey

‘Binyavanga Wainaina talks to Ellah Allfrey about meeting the expectations of an African readership and what to do with a bad review.’

Interview with Ryszard Kapuściński

Bill Buford & Ryszard Kapuściński

‘Mine is not a vocation, it's a mission.’

Interview: Chinelo Okparanta

Chinelo Okparanta & Yuka Igarashi

‘I wanted to be sure to approach their resistance to Nnenna’s homosexuality from a practical perspective – one of fear, rather than one of hate.’

Interview: Philippe Claudel

Emily Greenhouse

‘The modern novel can’t sidestep or ignore the idea of evil on an industrial level’

Interview: Leslee Udwin

Leslee Udwin & Sonia Faleiro

‘It’s the barrel that rots the apples.’ Leslee Udwin talks to Sonia Faleiro about her film India's Daughter.

They: Stalin’s Polish Élite

Teresa Toranska

'You referred to a comrade as 'Mister'. That's offensive.'

A Conversation with Orhan Pamuk

Maureen Freely

‘How do you hold your own in such a climate?’

Podcast: Lawrence Joseph

Lawrence Joseph

‘I don’t know / where you are, I don’t know what / I’m going to do, I heard a man say; / the man who had spoken was myself.’

Rebecca Solnit: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 79

Yuka Igarashi & Rebecca Solnit

Rebecca Solnit discusses interweaving personal narratives with the lives of Mary Shelley and Che Guevara, paradoxes and Beyonce.

Interview: Fiona Benson

Fiona Benson & Rachael Allen

‘I’ve always wanted to write from the gut, to write instinctively rather than cerebrally.’

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.’

In Conversation: Pankaj Mishra and Aman Sethi

Pankaj Mishra & Aman Sethi

‘It is India’s turn to undergo social traumas that other countries have suffered in their pursuit of wealth and power.’

Five Things Right Now: Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld

Evie Wyld shares five things she’s reading, watching and thinking about.

God and Fiction

Aleksandar Hemon & Stuart Dybek

‘Do writers of fiction have to create a cosmology in order to exist?’

Podcast: Highlights of 2011

Ted Hodgkinson

‘After the readings stay tuned for some outtakes and extras, including an extract from a Liars League performance of New Voice Bilal Tanweer’s story 'After That We Are Ignorant', Lavinia Greenlaw reads her online poem 'Saturday Night' and Don DeLillo has an encounter with an unruly mircophone.’

Aftermath

Kris Hofmann

‘What is a feminist, anyway? What does it mean, to call yourself one?’