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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, Oct.24: John Freeman & Garnette Cadogan present new issue of "FREEMAN'S"

Time Tested Books 
is pleased to welcome back
John Freeman
in conversation with Garnette Cadogan
discussing the fourth issue of
Freeman's:
The Future of New Writing

Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00pm


Freeman's: The Future of New Writing is a special edition of the already-celebrated anthology from influential editor and critic John Freeman. This fourth issue is focused not on a theme as the previous three issues have been but on a select list of international writers who have yet to become household names but who we believe will have an important impact on literature in the coming years.

The Future of New Writing features work from thirty writers, aged 25 to 70, from over a dozen countries, including the US, Japan, Brazil, UK, France, China, Argentina, and Nigeria. Some most readers will never have heard of and others will be more familiar but still have a break-out career ahead of them. John consulted with book editors, critics, translators, and writers around the world to choose the names for this issue, and each piece will have its first English publication in the issue.

Freeman's is one of the most exciting new literary projects of recent years. Featuring fiction, essays, and poetry from the best-known writers around the world, as well as new voices, Freeman's is a cross between a journal and an anthology--essential for any reader of literary fiction.

The first three issues, Freeman's: Arrival (fall 2015), Freeman's: Family (spring 2016), and Freeman's: Home (spring 2017), have already started to grow a solid fan-base, especially through indie bookstores. By the publication of this fourth issue, John will have hosted over 100 events in indie bookstores across North America alone. His around-the-world promotion of Freeman's has taken him from Los Angeles and New Orleans to London, Berlin, Sarajevo, Melbourne, and beyond.

In a climate of hypernationalism, Freeman's: The Future of New Writing celebrates writing beyond all borders and recognizes writers whose own influences go beyond region, genre, and generation. Freeman's has been hailed by a wide variety of media outlets (San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, O Magazine, Chicago Literati, and many more). Julia Felsenthal of Vogue heralded 'Arrival' as an "illustrious" new publication. Multiple critics have praised the international scope and expansive, bold reading experience. Pieces from Freeman's have gone on to be celebrated elsewhere, too. Tahmima Anam's "Garments" (Freeman's: Arrival) was selected for Best American Short Stories 2016, edited by Junot Diaz, and was shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award; Garnette Cadogan's "Black and Blue" (Freeman's: Arrival) was included in Jesmyn Ward's acclaimed anthology The Fire This Time; and select pieces have been republished on Lit Hub. Contributors to the first three issues included Anne Carson, Haruki Murakami, Lydia Davis, Aleksandar Hemon, David Mitchell, Garnette Cadogan and Louise Erdrich, among others.


"The oldest is 70. The youngest, 26. In between, the best list of this kind I have ever seen."
 --Marlon James
 
John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic. The former editor of Granta and onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, he has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, la Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His books include How to Read a Novelist; Tales of Two Cities: the Best and Worst of Times in Today's New York; and The Tyranny of Email. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker, ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He is an executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School in New York City. (J.F. photo by Deborah Treisman)


Garnette Cadogan is an essayist. He is currently a Martin Luther King Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT, a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia, and a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. He is editor-at-large of Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas (coedited by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro) and is at work on a book on walking. (G.C. photo by Francesco Lanza)


This event is FREE & all are welcome.

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