Subscribe to Granta today

Granta Audio: Vinicius Jatobá and Jethro Soutar


This week on the Granta Podcast, Best of Young Brazilian Novelist Vinicius Jatobá and his translator Jethro Soutar talk to online editor Ted Hodgkinson about the challenges of rendering a story described by Melanie Rae Thon as ‘mesmerizing, incantatory . . . an eighteen-page lyric poem, a single sentence spanning generations, a broken-open elegy vast enough to be a novel.’ They also discuss the role of China in the story and the peculiar and intimate bond between author and translator.

Jethro Soutar and Vinicius Jatobá in the Granta basement.

Comments (84)

You need to create an account or log in to comment.

  1. madetantan

    Fri Oct 18 02:33:22 BST 2013

    real good layout and perfect subject material.

  2. mathiasQuin

    Tue Nov 19 02:57:00 GMT 2013

    Good post. I learn something totally new and challenging on websites I stumbleupon on a daily basis. It's always useful to read through articles from other authors and use something from other web sites.

  3. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:43:42 BST 2014

    Truly, this article is really one of the very best in the history of articles. I am a antique ’Article’ collector and I sometimes read some new articles if I find them interesting. And I found this one pretty fascinating and it should go into my collection. Very good work!

  4. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:38:44 BST 2014

    wow, great, I was wondering how to cure acne naturally. and found your site by google, learned a lot, now i’m a bit clear. I’ve bookmark your site and also add rss. keep us updated.

  5. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:21:39 BST 2014

    I just got to this amazing site not long ago. I was actually captured with the piece of resources you have got here. Big thumbs up for making such wonderful blog page!

  6. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:26:38 BST 2014

    Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article.

  7. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:32:52 BST 2014

    A good blog always comes-up with new and exciting information and while reading I have feel that this blog is really have all those quality that qualify a blog to be a one.I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.

  8. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:16:28 BST 2014

    Really impressed! Everything is very open and very clear clarification of issues. It contains truly facts. Your website is very valuable. Thanks for sharing. It's late finding this act. At least, it's a thing to be familiar with that there are such events exist. I agree with your Blog and I will be back to inspect it more in the future so please keep up your act.

  9. alikhan_095

    Fri Aug 22 12:10:35 BST 2014

    Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and new initiatives in the same niche. Blog gave us useful information to work. You have done an amazing job!

  10. gunhallowed

    Tue Nov 12 17:35:38 GMT 2013

    I believe there are many more pleasurable opportunities ahead for individuals that looked at your site.
    <a href="">online cash advance</a>

  11. nestingburgers

    Mon Oct 21 08:46:05 BST 2013

    I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?

    "">property investment companies</a> for well-researched facts.

  12. nestingburgers

    Mon Oct 21 09:51:19 BST 2013

    I know this is kind of off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site?

    Why not hop over to <a href="">property investment companies</a> for well-researched facts.

  13. karophi

    Tue Oct 22 21:53:21 BST 2013

    Vinicius Jatobá is one of my most favorite singer. I regularly post about him in my website.

  14. raykids

    Sat Nov 23 05:58:02 GMT 2013

    I would like to thnkx for the efforts you have put in writing this blog.

  15. juliaware

    Tue Nov 26 07:03:27 GMT 2013

    I would say that article was amazing and the information is very useful. It is not easy to write on this topic, but you did it with lot of efforts and the valuable time you spend on this. A very passionate writer or author could only do this. A very big appreciation to you!

  16. juliaware

    Thu Nov 28 07:16:46 GMT 2013

    I have read all the comments and suggestions posted by the visitors for this article are very fine,We will wait for your next article soonly.Thanks!!

  17. madetantan

    Fri Nov 29 04:11:10 GMT 2013

    that is a good article! We must admit that you have excellent writing skills

  18. smithlink

    Sat Nov 30 06:15:13 GMT 2013

    well, this is really a nice post.I really like the way you start and conclude your thoughts. Thank you so much for this information. keep posting such good stuff

  19. SophiaRomero

    Mon Dec 02 10:03:35 GMT 2013

    well, this is really a nice post.I really like the way you start and conclude your thoughts.
    <a href="">gold price per gram</a>

  20. arbar99

    Fri Dec 06 16:16:14 GMT 2013

    Latin languages are so much more conducive to poetry..

    - Ari V

  21. juliaware

    Thu Dec 05 09:47:02 GMT 2013

    I think the way you write feels like having so much passion and you have put it in a way that everyone can understand

  22. Marian Warner

    Thu Dec 12 11:13:02 GMT 2013

    certainly enjoyed the way you explore your experience and knowledge of the subject!Keep up on it. Thanks for sharing the info. Web Design Greenville SC.

  23. Susan Collins

    Sun Dec 15 06:15:21 GMT 2013

    certainly enjoyed the way you explore your experience and knowledge of the subject!Keep up on it. Thanks for sharing the auto insurance rates.

  24. Cathy Holland

    Tue Dec 17 07:15:51 GMT 2013

    My rather long internet look up has at the end of the day been compensated with pleasant insight to talk about with my family and friends.
    <a href="">automobile insurance for used cars</a>

  25. LSAGsince72

    Wed Dec 18 23:36:41 GMT 2013

    I have heard of this guy before, very talented. Thanks for the post!

  26. 37434

    Sat Dec 21 05:43:56 GMT 2013

  27. 37487

    Mon Dec 23 16:02:36 GMT 2013

    <a href="">best self defense knife</a>

  28. Archos

    Wed Dec 25 06:04:51 GMT 2013

    There are some interesting points in time in this article but I don’t know if I see all of them center to heart. There is some validity but I will take hold opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well

  29. StefanusNtep

    Thu Dec 26 05:53:41 GMT 2013

    I really love your site, it give me a lot of information and knowledge, really love your site. I'll be looking for another post and will share it to my friends. Thank you so much for sharing dude. For more information about kemeja wanita, visit

  30. fabiana

    Mon Apr 28 14:57:38 BST 2014

    This is a great and very valuable information about this topic.

  31. Mazzi

    Sun Aug 03 10:26:33 BST 2014

    I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

  32. mnemonic

    Fri Mar 14 01:17:34 GMT 2014

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who actually knows what they're talking about on the internet.

  33. yumi

    Fri Aug 08 04:02:00 BST 2014

    I'm excited to uncover this page.I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!
    I definitely really liked every part of it and i also have you saved to fav to look at new information in your site. Love u!

  34. Rival

    Thu May 15 09:00:04 BST 2014

    Hopefully this information can provide more insight for all readers, especially my own

  35. Moyis

    Wed May 28 13:55:33 BST 2014

    Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with my twitter group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know.

  36. fabiana

    Fri May 09 10:54:36 BST 2014

    Thanks for the interesting point of view on the problem here.

  37. Ana

    Sun May 18 20:08:45 BST 2014

    Thanks for the share.

  38. durbarzelay

    Mon Jul 07 06:23:05 BST 2014

    It is the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I've read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you some interesting things or advice. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I want to read even more things about it!

  39. bean151

    Tue Aug 05 18:54:22 BST 2014

    Such a very useful article. Very interesting to read this article.I would like to thank you for the efforts you had made for writing this awesome article. "debatcapres 2014"

  40. JualBajuPelangi

    Sun Feb 23 12:20:56 GMT 2014

  41. MargotArevalo

    Wed Jun 04 15:03:03 BST 2014

    fantastic post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not notice this. You must continue your writing. I am sure, you've a huge readers' base already!

  42. lewis n clark

    Sun Jun 08 19:55:13 BST 2014

    I will be interested in more similar topics. i see you got really very useful topics , i will be always checking your blog thanks. This was a Very informative post! There is a lot of information here that can help any business get started with a successful social networking campaign! agen sbobet

  43. polo2014

    Sat Jul 19 08:05:06 BST 2014

    Gucci Shoes UK,
    Super Bags Market,
    Ralph Lauren UK,
    Oakley Sunglasses Factory,
    Michael Kors Outlet,
    Beats By Dre Outlet,
    Nike Jordan Shoes,
    North Face Outlet Online,
    Michael Kors Outlet Online,
    Polo Ralph Lauren,
    Polo Outlet Store Online,
    Canada Goose Jackets,
    Hermes Outlet Online,
    Monster Beats Outlet,
    Michael Kors Outlet Online,
    Burberry Bags Outlet,
    Coach Factory Outlet,
    Longchamp Sacs Sortie,
    North Face Outlet Online,
    Barbour Jackets Outlet Online,
    Coach Factory Outlet,
    Moncler Jackets Outlet Online,
    MCM Backpack Outlet, http:// #

  44. piaiaarney

    Sun Jul 20 05:55:27 BST 2014

    I?m impressed, I need to say. Really rarely do I encounter a weblog that?s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've got hit the nail on the head. Your concept is outstanding; the difficulty is something that not sufficient individuals are talking intelligently about. I'm very comfortable that I stumbled throughout this in my search for something relating to this.

  45. gledhillbobbee

    Sun Jul 20 04:35:15 BST 2014

    you are really a good webmaster. The site loading speed is amazing. It seems that you're doing any unique trick. In addition, The contents are masterpiece. you have done a magnificent job on this topic!

  46. Mazzi

    Wed Aug 06 10:05:56 BST 2014

    I’m excited to uncover this page. I need to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read !!

  47. thorinpilgrim

    Mon Jul 07 05:49:33 BST 2014

    Excellent beat ! I wish to apprentice while you amend your site, how can i subscribe for a blog web site? The account helped me a acceptable deal. I had been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast provided bright clear idea

  48. noraacaplinger

    Sat Jul 26 15:30:09 BST 2014

    I want you to thank for your time of this wonderful read!!! I definately enjoy every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff of your blog a must read blog!!!! venus factor system

  49. JOHN817726

    Sun Jul 20 23:21:48 BST 2014

    I want to thank you for this great article.I enjoyed every little bit
    part of it and I will be waiting for the new updates.Really loved
    reading your we blog post.

  50. ElnoraWolcott

    Sun Jun 15 05:37:32 BST 2014

    Hey! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing several weeks of hard work due to no back up. Do you have any solutions to protect against hackers?


    Mon Jun 16 07:01:12 BST 2014

    I have read the article that talks about how to write about Africa. It seemed to me a well written and perfect part of share.


  52. MargotArevalo

    Thu Jun 19 11:35:07 BST 2014

    I cherished up to you'll receive performed right here. The cartoon is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nevertheless, you command get got an edginess over that you want be delivering the following. sick indubitably come further previously again as precisely the same nearly very ceaselessly within case you protect this increase.

  53. lewis n clark

    Thu Jun 19 16:10:12 BST 2014

    Quality articles is the important to attract the people to pay a visit the website, thats what this web site is providing. freeware

  54. alexmen

    Sun Jun 22 12:08:24 BST 2014

    The cartoon is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nevertheless, you .....

    the best screen protector for iphone 5

  55. jhonsun01

    Wed Jun 25 06:19:04 BST 2014

    This is information that will be eco-friendly and permanently. Profit potential is everywhere and on the web extra than I understood.

  56. abel671

    Sun Jun 29 06:47:28 BST 2014

    I must say that the articles in this blog are very interesting to read. The second one, I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most.

  57. abel671

    Sun Jun 29 06:48:23 BST 2014

    This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.

  58. abel671

    Sun Jun 29 06:50:13 BST 2014

    This posting is marvelous and what an out of this world analysis simply just have done. it's helped state masses. several thanks profusely. be happy to travel to my get portfolio lighting web site.

  59. elijahhassard

    Sat Jul 05 12:37:52 BST 2014

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your website and in accession capital to assert that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently rapidly.

  60. lewis n clark

    Wed Oct 01 04:50:56 BST 2014

    Thank you a lot for providing individuals with a very spectacular possibility to read critical reviews from this site. "the venus factor reviews"

  61. kylechernin

    Wed Aug 20 05:50:29 BST 2014

    You actually make it seem so easy together with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really something that I believe I might by no means understand. It seems too complicated and extremely large for me. I'm taking a look ahead to your next publish, I?ll attempt to get the hold of it!

  62. yumi

    Wed Aug 20 09:57:58 BST 2014

    I believe there are many more pleasurable opportunities ahead for individuals that looked at your site.
    Bệnh xương khớp chiếm tỷ lệ cao về độ tuổi người già mắc phải. Bệnh xương khớp gây đau đớn, đặc biệt là vào giai đoạn thời tiết chuyển giao mùa.

  63. bean151

    Wed Aug 27 04:43:21 BST 2014

    This blog will be a great source blog for those who wants to know about this topic. "venus factor system reviews"

  64. messi8848

    Mon Sep 01 04:44:52 BST 2014

    La Liga Scarpa d'Oro precedenti cinque stagioni,<a href="">maglie di calcio 2015</a> tutti appartengono a Messi e C. Ronaldo.<a href="">Paris Saint Germain PSG</a> Messi ha ottenuto tre della Scarpa d'Oro Cup,<a href="">Maglia Bayern Monaco</a> C Lo allora ha vinto due dei premi. Nella nuova stagione,<a href="">Maglia AC Milan</a> i giocatori che hanno più probabilità di diventare il vincitore del Golden Boot? Fase di Messi,<a href="">Maglia Juventus</a> società di gioco sono generalmente più ottimisti circa C Bassa. Anche se Suarez a essere vietate fino a fine ottobre, ma le probabilità sono ancora davanti classifica Benzema <a href="">Maglia Liverpool</a>. Bwin e Bet365 aziende in compagnia fuori delle quote classifica, prima di sei candidati identici.<a href="">Maglia calcio Arsenal</a> Bwin a C Lo Hoi fuori un perduti 1.75 probabilità, Messi ha preso le probabilità di Golden Boot era un perso 2,25. Anche se Suarez a essere vietate fino a fine ottobre,<a href="">Maglie Chelsea FC</a> ma è ancora terzo Golden Boot popolari,<a #

  65. abel671

    Wed Sep 03 07:11:55 BST 2014

    My friend mentioned to me your blog, so I thought I’d read it for myself. Very interesting insights, will be back for more!

  66. peligradangelita

    Mon Sep 08 05:53:22 BST 2014

    I like what you guys are usually up too. Such clever work and exposure! Keep up the good works guys I've added you guys to our blogroll.

  67. schnetzjean

    Mon Sep 08 07:07:40 BST 2014

    Hey there! I could have sworn I've been to this site before but after reading through some of the post I realized it's new to me. Anyhow, I'm definitely happy I found it and I'll be bookmarking and checking back frequently!

  68. bean151

    Tue Sep 09 04:55:59 BST 2014

    This is very educational content and written well for a change. It's nice to see that some people still understand how to write a quality post! "prediksi bola"

  69. shaolaverne

    Mon Sep 15 08:30:01 BST 2014

    Hi would you mind sharing which blog platform you're working with? I'm going to start my own blog in the near future but I'm having a hard time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I'm looking for something unique. P.S Sorry for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  70. Sengkuni

    Sun Sep 28 18:34:04 BST 2014

    I formerly heard a informed word which agency, among galore decision-making on the problems of our vivification there are exclusive two of the top decisions, making the best (initial mind that we cogitate is without fee) and the last firmness (firmness supported considerations are adult). Spell the resolve is based on considerations that are fewer unspoiled half for us to hold.
    agen sbobet terpercaya
    agen bola
    situs judi bola
    agen bola
    agen sbobet casino
    obat perangsang wanita judi bola online
    BPBD Semarang
    Info Tips Review