John Freeman

marlene lopez

(Freeman, John) John Freeman was the editor of the literary magazine Granta until 2013, the former president of the National Book Critics Circle, and his writing has appeared in almost 200 English-language publications around the world, including the New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and the Wall Street Journal. Freeman edits a series of anthologies of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry entitled Freeman’s, published in partnership with Grove/Atlantic and The New School. Freeman’s: The Future of New Writing (Grove Press) 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. In his first collection of poetry, Maps (Copper Canyon Press), Freeman exposes the present by way of the past, drawing upon memories of childhood, family, and former loves. Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (Penguin Books), edited by Freeman, presents some of the literary world’s most exciting writers, who look beyond numbers and wages to convey what it feels like to live in this divided nation.