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Podcast: Colin Robinson

Colin Robinson & Ted Hodgkinson

Colin Robinson reads from his memoir ‘Paddleball’ in Granta 122: Betrayal and talks to Ted Hodgkinson about how an old brotherly friction re-emerged during a game in New York, and how gym culture has changed the way we view our bodies.

Podcast: André Aciman

André Aciman & Yuka Igarashi

André Aciman reads from the work and speaks to Granta’s Yuka Igarashi about the story, the problem with unreliable narrators and modern poetry, and why self-deception and betrayal are good subjects for fiction.

Podcast: Deborah Levy

Deborah Levy & Ted Hodgkinson

‘Here Deborah Levy spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about why as she wants to resist anything resembling a comfort zone and why writing fiction is about ‘finding reasons to live’.’

Podcast: Brad Feuerhelm

Brad Feuerhelm & Ted Hodgkinson

‘Brad spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about the stories that lie behind his images from the issue and how his work is informed by his love of horror movies.’

Granta Audio: Alison Moore

Alison Moore & John Freeman

‘Here Moore spoke to John Freeman about the experience of being shortlisted, why her characters often find themselves enclosed in a memory and writing short.’

Podcast: Jeet Thayil

Ted Hodgkinson & 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

‘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

Kapka Kassabova & Peter Stamm

‘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.’

Granta Audio: Claire Vaye Watkins

Claire Vaye Watkins & Ted Hodgkinson

‘These are stories that capture sudden, unexpected intimacies and unearth alternate family mythologies in seemingly innocuous objects.’

Podcast: Jo Shapcott & George Szirtes

Jo Shapcott & George Szirtes

‘Here Jo Shapcott reads her poem ‘Callisto’s Song’ and talks to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about what drew her to render Callisto’s tragic transformation and George Szirtes explains why he was compelled by Actaeon’s wayward gaze.’

Podcast: Cynan Jones

Cynan Jones & Ted Hodgkinson

‘He spoke to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about why he doesn’t want to be defined as a Welsh writer, the pleasures and challenges of writing short stories and novellas and writing about the growing pains of adolescence.’

Podcast: Andrés Neuman

Andrés Neuman & Ted Hodgkinson

‘During the four hours they spent alone three times a week, Hans and Sophie alternated between books and bed, bed and books, exploring one another in words and reading one another’s bodies.’

Podcast: Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson & Saskia Vogel

Jeanette Winterson reads from her new memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal, and her story ‘All I Know About Gertrude Stein’ from Granta 115: The F Word.