Freeman's: The Future of New Writing

John Freeman (Author)
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"The oldest is 70. The youngest, 26. In between, the best list of this kind I have ever seen."--Marlon James

In three issues, the literary anthology from leading editor John Freeman has gained an international following and wide acclaim: "fresh, provocative, engrossing" (BBC.com), "impressively diverse" (O Magazine), "bold, searching" (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Freeman's: The Future of New Writing departs from the series' progression of themes. This special fourth installment instead introduces a list--to be announced just before publication--of more than twenty-five poets, essayists, novelists, and short story writers from around the world who are shaping the literary conversation right now and will continue to impact it in years to come.

Drawing on recommendations from book editors, critics, translators, and authors from across the globe, Freeman's: The Future of New Writing includes pieces from a select list of writers aged 25 to 70, from nearly twenty countries, and writing in almost as many languages. This will be a new kind of list, and an aesthetic manifesto for our times. Against a climate of nationalism and silo'd thinking, writers remain influenced by work from outside their region, genre, and especially age group. Serious readers, this special issue celebrates, have always read this way too--and Freeman's: The Future of New Writing brings them an exciting view of where writing is going next.

Freeman's now has partners around the world, in the UK (Grove Press UK), Australia (Text Publishing), Sweden (Bokförlaget Polaris), Italy (Edizioni Black Coffee), and Romania (Black Button), and China (Archipel Press)

Product Details

Price
$16.00  $14.72
Publisher
Grove Press
Publish Date
October 10, 2017
Pages
320
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.1 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802127297

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About the Author

John Freeman was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include How to Read a Novelist, Tales of Two Cities, and the forthcoming Tales of Two Americas. Maps, his debut collection of poems, will be published by Copper Canyon in fall 2017. He is executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School and New York University. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review and has been translated into twenty languages.

Reviews

Praise for Freeman's

"There's an illustrious new literary journal in town . . . [with] fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by new voices and literary heavyweights . . . alike."--Vogue.com

"A terrific anthology . . . Sure to become a classic in years to come."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Ambitious."--O Magazine

"Freeman draws from a global cache of talent . . . An expansive reading experience."--Kirkus Reviews

"Looking at what John [Freeman] has put together in this first edition, I'm struck by how many names I don't know and how diverse and global it is. My only disappointment is that it's going to be twice a year--I think we need it 4 times a year."--James Wood, Radio Boston

"Illuminating . . . Perfect reading for our ever-accelerating times."--NPR's Book Concierge

"Freeman's is fresh, provocative, engrossing."--BBC.com

"A first-rate anthology of bold, searching and personal writing by emerging and established writers."--Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"Freeman's sets a new standard for literary journals . . . It's refreshing and full of nuanced stories that will linger with you long after you finish them."--Chicago Literati

"[An] infinitely relatable and beautifully crafted prose and poetry anthology . . . Freeman has assembled a thoughtful and profoundly accessible collection of work that connects our vulnerabilities, our expectations and our hopes."--Newcity Lit

"[A] thrillingly unique collection of voices."--Toronto Star