Freeman's - Arrival
The first volume in a series of biannual literary anthologies from renowned literary critic and former Granta editor John Freeman, Freeman's: Arrival features never-before-published stories by Haruki Marukami, Louise Erdrich, Dave Eggers, Etgar Keret, Lydia Davis, David Mitchell and others. Freeman's - part literary journal, part anthology - will occupy a unique space in the literary landscape. In this inaugural edition of Freeman's, John Freeman brings together the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry about that electrifying moment when we arrive. Strange encounters abound: David Mitchell meets a ghost in Nagasaki; Lydia Davis recounts her travels in the exotic territory of the Norwegian language; and in a Dave Eggers story, an elderly gentleman cannot remember why he brought a fork to a wedding. Also featuring startling new fiction by Laura van den Berg, Helen Simpson and Tahmima Anam, as well as stirring essays by Aleksandr Hemon, Barry Lopez and Garnette Cadogan, Freeman's is an essential map to the best new writing in the world.
'Freeman's interviews transcend the mechanics of the encounters and, beyond smart and knowledgeable, he's the kind of interlocutor who asks a sideways question, then pays attention to the space and circumstance of the answer as much as to its words.' Weekend Australian on How to Read a Novelist 'John Freeman's collection of interviews spans 56 giants of the literary world, nine years and an accumulated IQ reaching into the stratosphere.' Sunday Star Times on How to Read a Novelist 'This book is billed as "the ultimate booklover's book" and it's true. This booklover was in a state approaching ecstasy reading about John Freeman's conversations and intimacies (and occasional gaffes) with all the writers I have loved and wondered about.' Daily Telegraph on How to Read a Novelist 'A sturdy journal with a throwback vibe...Fond, familiar and warm.' Saturday Paper 'Arrival is not a gimmick; it's a heartbeat. Listening for its pulse from one page to the next encourages dual enjoyment, first with each individual piece, and then the pieces in conversation.' Australian '[Freeman's] gives book-whores like me the warm and fuzzies.' Buro 24/7
John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic who has written for numerous publications, including the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times, Guardian and Wall Street Journal. He is the former editor of Granta and the author of Shrinking the World and a collection of author interviews How to Read a Novelist. He lives in New York City.