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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

Héctor Abad A Rationalist in the Jungle
Rachael Boast Compass Plant
Teju Cole Water has no Enemy
Dave Eggers The Man at the River
Sonia Faleiro The Best Hotel
Phil Klay Tour Guide, Archive of Modern Conflict
Rattawut Lapchaoensap The Captain
Robert Macfarlane Underland
Siddhartha Mukherjee The Perfect Last Day of Mr Sengupta
Haruki Murakami A Walk to Kobe
Miroslav Penkov Blood Money
David Searcy The Hudson River School
Charles Simic Eternities
Ellen Bryan Voight Geese
Lina Wolff Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Samantha Wynne-Rhydderch String Theory
A Yi Barrenland


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Steffi Klenz Seestück

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Free to read from Granta 124: brand new stories from Dave Eggers and Haruki Murakami.

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.

Interviews with Tao Lin and Charles Simic.

Podcasts with Lina Wolff, Sonia Faleiro and Robert Macfarlane.

Fiction from Humera Afridi, Alex Preston and Jamal Mahjoub.

Gavin Francis hallucinates in the Himalayas.

We go on tour with Cristhiano Aguiar, Ross Raisin and Tao Lin in the U.K.

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.