Astrid Alben In Conversation: Podcast
Astrid Alben discusses her work, the interdisciplinary journal Pars, and developing a poetic alter ego.
The Irish Writing Boom: Publishers In Conversation
Irish publishers discuss the history of Ireland’s literary journals, short story culture, the fight against marketing departments and the work of fostering literary innovation.
A Discussion of New Irish Writing
Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume in discussion about Irish literature.
Podcast: The Legacy of Communism
Listen to Oliver Bullough, Peter Pomerantsev and Philip Ó Ceallaigh at the launch of Granta 134: No Man’s Land discuss the legacy of communism in eastern Europe.
Podcast: George Saunders
‘One of the finest, funniest writers of his generation, he writes stories that pulse with outsized heart, crackle with the ad-speak and eek out the human story from the lives of theme-park workers and the subjects of strange drug tests that enhance libido and eloquence.’
Podcast: Granta Best of Young British Novelists 4 Audiobook
‘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: Adam Foulds and John Freeman
Adam Foulds spoke to John Freeman about how he wanted to be a scientist before discovering writing and his time working in a warehouse as a forklift truck driver.
Podcast: Jeet Thayil
‘His debut novel, Narcopolis – was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize – tells of a group of outsiders caught up in an underworld of opiates, sex and violence in Bombay. Part biography of that city, the novel also takes a turn into China, which is another important chapter in the story of how opium shaped the landscape and the individual lives shrouded in its smoke.’
Podcast: D.T. Max on David Foster Wallace
‘D.T. Max’s Every Love Story is a Ghost Short: A Life of David Foster Wallace charts the prodigious rise, numerous breakdowns and sad end of one of the foremost writers of his generation.’
Podcast: Edinburgh Book Festival Special
‘In this special Edinburgh Book Festival edition of the Granta Podcast Laura Barber talks to Kapka Kassabova (Street Without a Name, Twelve Minutes of Love) and Peter Stamm (Seven Years) about the often paradoxical relationship between writing and place.’