Short stories published in Granta

Listing 46 stories.

A middle-aged New York editor becomes entranced by a young female writer whose work he rejects. As they meet more and more frequently for coffee, the editor endlessly analyzes whether or not the young woman shares his interest in becoming more than friends.

An eighteen-year-old kid's life is forever changed one night in New York City when he meets a legendary musician.

Multiple extramarital affairs come to a head years later, but the narrator circumvents them at the last moment.

When a young man moves in with his pregnant girlfriend's family in the Pacific Northwest, he feels increasingly trapped by his girlfriend's secrets, her brother's drunken behavior, and the demanding land on the family's orchard.

Two enemies become inextricably linked when one chooses mercy.

Natalia, a young metal head surviving in the gloom and harsh conditions of post-communist Ukraine, enters a marriage website. She sends emails back and forth to her correspondent, Montana Bob, with hopes of using him to escape to America.

Dan and Nancy spend the summer in a remote town Northern California to rekindle their marriage after they discover each other's infidelity, but below the surface, they both know their efforts are in vain.

When a modern man sitting in Lagos traffic receives an email from his ex-lover of lifetimes ago, he reevaluates the facts of his prosperous but ultimately empty life.

After the disappearance of one of her beloved humans, a dachshund tries to acclimate to life without her. But, when yet another loss strikes, the dachshund's life is changed forever.

Following her father's death, a woman moves into a cheap apartment complex and attends AA meetings while her mother channels her grief into constructing an elaborate enclosure for a desert tortoise she wishes to adopt.