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Saturday, October 28 • 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Freeman's: The Future of New Writing

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Literary critic, poet, and former Granta editor John Freeman embarked on a new project recently, an eponymous biannual anthology publication bringing together fresh perspectives from established names and new voices. Prior issues of Freeman’s have focused on themes of “Arrival,” “Home,” and “Family,” but in the newly released fourth issue, instead of focusing on a theme, Freeman instead turned to recommendations from editors, critics, translators, and authors worldwide to compile a list of 29 international authors whose works embody “The Future of New Writing.” Freeman likens the selection process to “the fashion by which literature travels in general...hitchhiking from one fellow-traveler to another.” The BBF is pleased to host one of the launch events for this exciting new issue of Freeman’s, featuring Freeman himself in conversation with three contributors to the issue: Garnette Cadogan, an essayist at work on a book on walking; Édouard Louis, author of the bestselling novels The End of Eddy and History of Violence; and Tania James, author most recently of the novel The Tusk that Did the Damage. Come get to know these authors and more whose work will sustain—and perhaps even define—the future of literature.

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John Freeman

John Freeman is an award-winning author, editor, and book critic. He has served as the president of the National Book Critics Circle and, until 2013, was the editor of Granta. He is currently an executive editor at Literary Hub and an educator at the New School in New York City. In... Read More →

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Garnette Cadogan

Garnette Cadogan is a journalist, essayist, and editor whose work explores culture and art through the lens of history. He is an editor of and contributor to Nonstop Metropolis; A New York City Atlas (2016) and has received research fellowships from Yale University, the University... Read More →
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Tania James

Tania James's debut novel, The Atlas of Unknowns, was named a Best Book of 2009 by both NPR and the San Francisco Chronicle. Her collection of short stories, titled Aerogrammes (2012), was called “deftly drawn” in a Washington Post review. Her second novel, The Tusk that Did... Read More →
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Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis, who is not yet twenty-five, is a quickly rising star in the French literary scene. His debut, an autobiographical novel titled The End of Eddy (originally En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule) was a bestseller in France and retold Louis’s experience growing up gay and... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Old South Guild Room