Essays & Memoir
The best non-fiction writing, exclusive to Granta.com.
27 October 2014
‘If pain is what makes others real to us, there was not another human being more real to me than my mother.’
24 October 2014
‘The poet’s job is to be a novel language creator. But I don’t think we can make new language if we are scared to use old language.’
16 October 2014
‘I wondered if answers could be elsewhere, so I bought impulsive plane tickets, flew elsewhere, found nothing, came back.’
09 October 2014
‘Hey look, I can travel back in time and visit old paragraphs! I can change history!’
02 September 2014
‘History is a bunch of facts and also it is babies. Probably is a truer word than absolutely.’
21 July 2014
‘I hated going to the library but still it scared me that I wouldn’t be let into a library or any place because I was black.’
15 July 2014
‘He knows all protests against the World Cup taking place during the World Cup will be seized upon by politicians in power and the opposition...’
09 July 2014
Three Granta contributors introduce their favourite football books.
18 June 2014
‘Outside, the rhythm of the landscape has changed: more buildings, fewer gaps.’
27 May 2014
Three Granta contributors introduce their favourite Japanese books.