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.
A stunning tribute to his home state, Freeman’s: California will be the most saleable volume to date, and a sure-fire hit on the west coast. Like Granta’s Chicago issue, California paints a vivid portrait of our most populous state, rebuilding after a series of fires and droughts and making a home for a community of writers from around the world.
In Freeman’s: California, John gathers work from some of the world’s best storytellers, including Tommy Orange, Rabih Alameddine, and Rachel Kushner. This issue also includes shorts by Yiyun Li and Jaime Cortez, poetry by Mai Der Vang and Maggie Millner, fiction by Karen Tei Yamashita, and nonfiction from Reyna Grande and Geoff Dyer.
Freeman’s has partnered with the Literary Hub (over 5 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.