Granta Stories

Extracts from the archives of the UK's most prestigious literary magazine as Granta celebrates its 100th edition.

Episodes

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02Cary Grant's Suit20080108Todd McEwan contemplates the suit worn by the star of North By North West.

Read by Nathan Osgood.

Todd McEwan contemplates the suit worn by the star of North By North West.

Read by Nathan Osgood.

03Never Never Land20080109By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

05 LASTA New World20080111By VS Pritchett.

As the autumn of the year and the First World War are calling, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley.

Read by Christopher Hannon.

By VS Pritchett.

As the autumn of the year and the First World War are calling, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley.

Read by Christopher Hannon.

By VS Pritchett.

As the autumn of the year and the First World War are calling, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley.

Read by Christopher Hannon.

AR01The Death Of A Chair2008010720090913By Doris Lessing, read by Barbara Marten.

A lived-in chair is bought at auction, where it begins its final journey towards discovery and destruction.

By Doris Lessing.

A lived-in chair is sold at auction, where it begins its final journey.

Read by Barbara Marten.

Extracts from the archives of Granta, the UK's most prestigious literary magazine.

By Doris Lessing, read by Barbara Marten.

""By Doris Lessing.

Read by Barbara Marten."

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AR03Never Never Land2008010920090927Extracts from the archives of Granta, the UK's most prestigious literary magazine.

By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work, Peter Pan.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

How JM Barrie's tragic childhood inspired the creation of Peter Pan

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work, Peter Pan.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

How JM Barrie's tragic childhood inspired the creation of Peter Pan

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

Extracts from the archives of Granta, the UK's most prestigious literary magazine.

By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work, Peter Pan.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

How JM Barrie's tragic childhood inspired the creation of Peter Pan

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

By Rodrigo Fresan.

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work, Peter Pan.

Translated by Natasha Wimmer.

Read by Peter Guinness.

How JM Barrie's tragic childhood inspired the creation of Peter Pan

A fascinating story of how the tragic childhood of JM Barrie inspired the creation of his most famous work.

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AR04Operation2008011020091004Extracts from the archives of Granta, the UK's most prestigious literary magazine.

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, read by Janice Acquah.

A victim's photograph on the wall of a newsroom in Lagos brings to life this gripping memoir.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's story behind a photograph on the wall of a newsroom in Lagos.

By Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Read by Janice Acquah

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AR05 LASTA New World2008011120091011Extracts from the archives of Granta, the UK's most prestigious literary magazine.

By VS Pritchett, read by Christopher Hannon.

As the autumn of the year and the First World War are calling, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley.

As the First World War looms, a new world is dawning for Private Dunkley.

By VS Pritchett.

Read by Christopher Hannon.