Granta 124: Travel
From the Amazon to rural China, west Texas to the caves that lurk beneath the Peak District, this issue of Granta takes you out of your chair and out into the world. Haruki Murakami goes home to Kobe, Teju Cole meditates on danger in Lagos and Lina Wolff imagines a woman adrift in Madrid. Here are eighteen collisions between people and the places that have made them, shaped them and terrified them.
In the Issue
Rattawut Lapchaoensap The Captain
Siddhartha Mukherjee The Perfect Last Day of Mr Sengupta
Dave Eggers The Man at the River
A Yi Barrenland
Miroslav Penkov Blood Money
Teju Cole Water has no Enemy
David Searcy The Hudson River School
Héctor Abad A Rationalist in the Jungle
Sonia Faleiro The Best Hotel
Robert Macfarlane Underland
Haruki Murakami A Walk to Kobe
Charles Simic Eternities
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch String Theory
Ellen Bryan Voight Geese
Rachael Boast Compass Plant
The Archive of Modern conflict with an introduction by Phil Klay Tour Guide
Steffi Klenz Seestück
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An excerpt from Teju Cole's ‘Water Has No Enemy’ from Granta 124.
Joanna Walsh writes about travel IRL.
Michael Dickman roams the suburbs eating Advil.
António Lobo Antunes writes home.
Gavin Francis hallucinates in the Himalayas.
Andrew Holleran takes a nostalgia trip in New York.
Jim Ruland does Karaoke in Alsaka.
Miroslav Penkov looks at how Eudora Welty, Chekhov and Hemingway start their stories.
Image from Steffi Klenz's Seestück, a selection of portraits based on photographs of travellers explorers and seamen who were lost in open waters and never recovered.