Freeman’s is the brainchild of literary critic and writer John Freeman, former editor of Granta. Collecting fiction, essays, and poetry from some of the best-known writers around the world and from new voices, Freeman’s is a cross between a journal and an anthology—essential for any reader of modern writing.
Freeman’s: Love radically turns a lens on desire, intimacy, and devotion in all its forms at a time when the news is filled with hatred and violence.
In this issue, John gathers work from some of the world’s most beloved storytellers, including Louise Erdrich, Richard Russo, Haruki Murakami, Tommy Orange, and Olga Tokarczuk, as well as international superstars including Semezdin Mehmedinović, Meiko Kawakami, and Gunnhild Oyehaug.
Freeman’s has partnered with Literary Hub (over four million page views a month) to create a dedicated Freeman’s Channel that hosts content from each issue, new content from featured authors, and other original material.
Freeman’s has been hailed by a wide variety of media outlets including San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, O Magazine, Chicago Literati, and many more.
Several contributors from Freeman’s have gone to publish buzzworthy books including Sayaka Murata, author of Convenience Store Woman, Valeria Luiselli, author of Lost Children Archive, and Ocean Vuong, author the forthcoming On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
Freeman’s now has international partners in the UK (Grove Press UK), Australia (Text Publishing), Sweden (Polaris), Italy (Edizioni Black Coffee), Romania (Black Button), and China (Archipel). The around-the-world promotion of Freeman’s has taken John from Los Angeles and New Orleans to London, Berlin, Paris, and Sarajevo.
John Freeman: John Freeman was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include How to Read a Novelist, Tales of Two Cities, Tales of Two Americas, and Maps, his debut collection of poems. 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.