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From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars from the quarterly magazine of new writing.

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    • 3.7 • 29 Ratings

From Nobel laureates to debut novelists, international translations to investigative journalism, each themed issue of Granta turns the attention of the world’s best writers on to one aspect of the way we live now. Our podcasts bring you readings & in depth discussions with highly acclaimed authors & rising stars from the quarterly magazine of new writing.

    Eula Biss, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 104

    Eula Biss, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 104

    In 2021 Eula Biss talked to editor Josie Mitchell on the distortions of capital, bartering with Pokémon cards and the conditions necessary for creativity.

    Eula Biss is the author of four books, including On Immunity and Notes from No Man’s Land. Her most recent book, Having and Being Had, looks at our beliefs about class and owning property.

    Read an excerpt from Having and Being Had on granta.com. 

    • 38 min
    Stephanie Sy-Quia, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 103

    Stephanie Sy-Quia, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 103

    Last year Stephanie Sy-Quia spoke to online editor Josie Mitchell about modern cathedrals, telling her grandmothers’ stories and the impulse to categorise.

    Stephanie Sy-Quia’s debut poetry collection Amnion was selected as a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her writing has appeared in the FT Weekend, the TLS, the Economist, the Spectator and TANK magazine, and has twice been shortlisted for the FT Bodley Head Essay Prize.

    You can read an excerpt from Amnion on granta.com. 

    • 35 min
    Tice Cin, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 102

    Tice Cin, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 102

    Last year Tice Cin spoke to Josie Mitchell about poetry, brutalist architecture and returning home.

    Tice Cin is an interdisciplinary artist from north London. Her debut novel Keeping the House has been longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. A DJ and music producer, she also hosts Homing Tunes, a show on Threads Radio.

    Get a copy of Keeping the House. 

    Read ‘Census’, a poem by Gboyega Odubanjo, on granta.com.

    • 33 min
    Anuk Arudpragasam, The Granta Podcast Ep. 101

    Anuk Arudpragasam, The Granta Podcast Ep. 101

    In 2021 Anuk Arudpragasam spoke to Josie Mitchell about the influence of Thomas Bernhard, writing in the wake of war and his relationship to the English language.

    Arudpragasam was born in Colombo and currently lives between Sri Lanka and India. His debut novel, The Story of a Brief Marriage, won the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature, and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second book, A Passage North, was since shortlisted for the 2021 Booker Prize.

    Read an excerpt from A Passage North at granta.com. 

    • 39 min
    Kathryn Scanlan, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 100

    Kathryn Scanlan, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 100

    Back in the early summer of 2020, the writer Kathryn Scanlan joined Josie Mitchell to talk about her story collection, The Dominant Animal. They discussed her precarious worlds, the drama of the sentence and working with the writer and editor Diane Williams.  
    ‘Fable’, a story taken from The Dominant Animal , is available to read here. 

    • 26 min
    Joanna Kavenna, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 99

    Joanna Kavenna, The Granta Podcast, Ep. 99

    Joanna Kavenna joins Josie Mitchell to discuss Zed – a sci-fi dystopia exploring our fears about the psychological cost of surveillance capitalism. 
    Early in 2020, newly under lockdown, they discussed the psychic threat posed by today’s tech companies, the blurring of citizen and consumer, and the early optimism of cyberspace. 
    You can read an excerpt from the novel on our website for free, and subscribers can also read ‘The Perfect Companion’, an AI short story that journeys further into the world of Zed. 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

dirtykics ,

Great podcast. One problem with it.

I love everything about this podcast. The content is healthy but the sound quality varies terribly. I use my cellphone and I understand this it isn't a boom box but going from episode to episode, reveals the weakness.
Not asking for studio quality but for episodes that are recorded outside, please bump the output and/or use a compressor and level this out. Thank you.

Jazbenmom ,

Inspirational

This podcast literally blew my mind. You would not believe the serendipitous journey I have been on to get here. Your perspective on how our demographic (I’m using demographic in its broadest and most minute definition) shapes our viewpoint of the world, mostly how important it is to be aware of that...I suppose a more intellectual explanation of ‘another man’s shoes’.
Honestly, it’s all too much to speak to without a keyboard....Carmen Maria Machado, you have a new fan. I’m so grateful to have heard this podcast. You truly changed my life. Thank you ❤️❤️❤️

Apulido ,

Great, but...

I have trouble downloading older episodes. I would listen to all of these if I could because they're so smartly done.

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