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Granta 2h
Translated from the Russian by Boris Dralyuk, ‘Objects in Mirror’ is just one story from Rock, Paper, Scissors, a collection published today by which explores modern life in provincial Russia.
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Dina Nayeri 4h
Dear friends, an excerpt of is now up at ! I'm so honored and hope you will read it, share it, pre-order, and say nice things on goodreads, Amazon, or wherever you like to say nice things.
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Anne Serre on how she writes. Translated from the French by Mark Hutchinson:
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Forward Prizes 10h
Psst. Our shortlist for Best Single Poem 2019 is HERE ⭐Liz Berry ⭐Mary Jean Chan ⭐ Jonathan Edwards ⭐ Parwana Fayyaz ⭐ Holly Pester      
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Granta 9h
We are absolutely thrilled to announce that ‘Comic Timing’ by is shortlisted for the 2019 for Best Single Poem! Read it here:
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Granta May 22
. on growing up in the Islamic Republic of Iran. An excerpt from her forthcoming book, The Ungrateful Refugee.
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Lauren Groff May 22
FLORIDA’s out in paperback. It’s the book that’s closest to my vision for it. Thanks ; , which published 5 stories; & BASS for 3. Thanks . Thanks, readers.
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Granta May 22
Sigrid Rausing remembers Binyavanga Wainaina:
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Granta May 22
‘I cannot talk, my tongue is swollen and we are laughing.’ After a sudden stroke, Binyavanga Wainaina and his lover travel to Nairobi to reconcile with his father. Part of our 2017 Journeys issue, this was the last memoir we published by the author.
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Granta May 22
In this interview with Ellah Allfrey, Binyavanga talks about meeting the expectations of an African readership and what to do with a bad review.
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Granta May 22
This intimate and striking memoir is from Binyavanga’s book One Day I Will Write About this Place, published by and .
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Granta May 22
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Binyavanga Wainaina on class in Kenya, naming and identity.
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Granta May 22
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‘How to Write About Africa’ quickly became one of Granta’s best-loved essays. We featured it in our 40th-Birthday Special, and you can read it here:
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Granta May 22
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Binyavanga was a frequent contributor here at Granta. As a student, he sent the magazine a strongly-worded letter condemning our 1994 Africa issue. His ironic critique was so incisive and true that we published it.
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Granta May 22
Binyavanga Wainaina, the prize-winning author, journalist and activist, has died at the age of 48. We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss to literature, and to the world.
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Man Booker Prize May 21
We’re delighted to announce our winner is Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi, translated by Marilyn Booth and published by Sandstone Press. Read more here:
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Granta May 21
‘Nothing he faced today could compare to what his parents had dealt with, to say nothing of his grandparents. Yes, things had gotten a bit frightening. But more dreary than frightening, no?’ – Maxim Osipov, Rock, Paper, Scissors and Other Stories
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Granta May 21
‘For a moment, he was still preparing his exit. Then the penny dropped, clangorously, thrillingly.’ – The Heavens, by
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The London Magazine May 21
Found in the back of our April 1983 issue: An ad for the 7th : a special featuring the best young British novelists of the time! Amazing.
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Granta May 21
‘What are you going to do then? Look round over your shoulder with a “can anyone help” raised eyebrows expression on your face? I think not.’ New poetry by Mark Waldron, from his forthcoming collection Sweet, like Rinky-Dink .
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