Eleanor Catton, author of the critically acclaimed, Betty Trask-award-winning debut novel, The Rehearsal, talks to Granta.com. Catton received the Adam Award in Creative Writing in 2007 for The Rehearsal and won New Zealand’s Sunday Star-Times Short Story Competition. She is currently on a Fellowship at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Catton’s short story, ‘Two Tides’, appears in Granta 106: Fiction Special. In this video interview, Catton talks about how The Rehearsal came about, the creative challenges of the short story, the usefulness of creative writing classes and her current projects.

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