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  • 30 July 2013

The Carnival of Knowledge


In anticipation of Granta’s day at the Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge, Edinburgh on 9th August, we've gathered together features, interviews and stories from some of the participants.

Best of Young British Novelists Jenni Fagan and Steven Hall will be talking to Stuart Kelly and John Freeman, two of the judges of the list, for a discussion on their writing and writing lives.

Steven Hall will be talking with academic David Hermann on literary endings and humankind’s obsession with the apocalypse. See below for a podcast with Steven on his novel and on being a Granta Best of Young British Novelist.

There will also be a workshop hosted by Suzanne Azzopardi (Literary Death Match executive producer) and comedienne and author Viv Groskop on ‘How to Read a Story’: part stand-up comedy, part acting workshop, and the actors from Liar’s League will be hosting a storytelling salon featuring some of their favourite stories from the Granta Archive.

Henrietta Clemett from Liar’s League reads ‘After the Hedland’ by Evie Wyld.

There will also be a free collage-making workshop with illustrator Kanitta Meechubot, featured in Granta: Horror, and a contributor to several other issues, who'll guide you through mapping the forest of your imagination in paper, ink and glue.

A closer look at Kanitta Meechubot’s illustration for Granta 117: Horror.

Hendrick’s Carnival of Knowledge with Granta takes place on 9 August, noon to 11.30pm, One Royal Circus, Edinburgh EH3 6TL. Some events are free and others are ticketed (£12, including a cocktail) please click here for the full programme.

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