Rank #1: Helen Oyeyemi: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 68
May 20 2013
Rank #2: Don DeLillo & Paul Auster: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 28
Dec 01 2011
Rank #3: Granta Reads: Carmen Maria Machado’s ‘The Husband Stitch’
Carmen Maria Machado’s debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in October 2017.
Oct 31 2016
Rank #4: No Man’s Land Launch: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 91
They joined us for the launch of the new issue at the Frontline Club in London on Wednesday 24th February.
Both writers encounter people who are longing for a strong leader to bring back security and pride. They discussed whether, following the challenges to democratic structures in Russia, Hungary, and most recently Poland, eastern Europe’s new democracies are at risk.
Chaired by author and journalist Oliver Bullough, who lived and worked in Russia from 1999 – 2006. He is author of two books about Russian history and politics: The Last Man in Russia and Let Our Fame Be Great.
Peter Pomerantsev, the author of Nothing is True and Nothing is Possible, Adventures in Modern Russia. He is a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute, where he runs a project on contemporary propaganda and how to deal with it.
Philip Ó Ceallaigh is the author of two collections of short stories, Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse and The Pleasant Light of Day. At present he is working on a book about the Jewish world of Eastern Europe and its destruction, as witnessed by its writers.
Audio production by Adam Barr.
Mar 02 2016
Rank #5: Diane Williams In Conversation: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 95
Feb 27 2017
Rank #6: Victor LaValle reading 'Long Distance' from Granta 110: Sex
Jun 23 2015
Rank #7: Granta Reads: Angela Carter’s ‘Cousins’
‘Cousins’ was later featured in Carter’s seminal Black Venus story collection with the title ‘Peter and the Wolf’, and forms part of her famous ‘wolf quartet’.
Oct 21 2016
Rank #8: Ruth Ozeki: The Granta Podcast Ep. 87
In the latest Granta podcast, she reads from the piece and discusses it alongside her latest novel, 'A Tale for the Time Being', touching on haiku, feminist Buddhist nuns, memory, the idea of cultural gyres and why and how she wrote herself into her book.
'I'm mixed race, I'm kind of like the meeting point between these two cultures and these two histories. And somehow that is in my DNA, and growing up mixed race, it always did feel like there was a tension there between the two halves. And I never was quite sure who I was or who I was supposed to be... it seemed very odd and unstable to be who I was.'
Mar 31 2014
Rank #9: Sally Rooney And Joanna Walsh In Conversation: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 94
Jul 06 2016
Rank #10: New Irish Writing Launch: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 92
For the launch of the issue, Granta and Foyles hosted Peggy Hughes, Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell and Sara Baume in a discussion about their work, the state of Irish writing and the place of technology in literature.
Audio production by Adam Barr.
May 09 2016
Rank #11: Our Private Estate, read by Dave Lordan: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 93
Jun 07 2016
Rank #12: Granta Reads: Darcey Steinke’s ‘Frankenstein’s Mother’
Darcey Steinke is the author of the novels Sister Golden Hair, Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde and Up Through the Water, as well as the memoir Easter Everywhere. She lives in New York.
Oct 28 2016
Rank #13: Patrick deWitt And Neel Mukherjee In Conversation: The Granta Podcast Ep. 90
Dec 18 2015
Rank #14: Granta Reads: Margo Jefferson reads Kathleen Collins
Kathleen Collins was a pioneer African-American playwright, film-maker, civil rights activist and educator. You can read more work by Kathleen Collins on our website: granta.com/whatever-happened-to-interracial-love/
Jul 19 2017
Rank #15: Andrea Stuart in Conversation: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 97
Jul 04 2017
Rank #16: Will Self & Mark Doty: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 26
Nov 04 2011
Rank #17: Yukiko Motoya: The Granta Podcast Episode 89
Here, she talks to Elmer Luke about her short story for Granta 127: Japan, finding freedom in writing and happy endings, with interpretation by Asa Yoneda.
‘I’d get convinced that I had to write about really big, serious, important issues. So in order to get beyond that stage where I was really feeling the pressure of the feeling of wanting to write, I spent maybe one or two months just writing down everything that came to mind – little snippets – until there was nothing more to come out of me. I think actually it took about three months to get to that stage. And then what came out after that – once I had no more words flowing out of me – is what turned into these stories.’
Photograph by Ryoko Uyama
Jun 06 2014
Rank #18: Binyavanga Wainaina: The Granta Podcast, Ep. 27
Nov 17 2011
Rank #19: The Irish Writing Boom: Publishers In Conversation
They touch on the culture and history of Ireland’s literary journals; short story culture; the fight against marketing departments and the work of fostering literary innovation.
Jul 06 2016
Rank #20: In Conversation with Astrid Alben
Sep 19 2016