The third literary anthology in the series that has been called 'ambitious' (O Magazine) and 'strikingly international' (Boston Globe), Freeman's- Home, continues to push boundaries in diversity and scope, with stunning new pieces from emerging writers and literary luminaries alike. Viet Thanh Nguyen offers a haunting piece of fiction about those fleeing Vietnam after the war. Rabih Alameddine leaves his mother's Beirut apartment to connect with Syrian refugees who are rebuilding a semblance of normalcy, even beauty. Nir Baram takes us on a journey to the West Bank. Gerald Murnane celebrates winning a literary prize named after his home town. Danez Smith explores everyday alienation in a poem about an encounter at a bus stop. Kerri Arsenault returns to the ailing mill town where she grew up, while Xiaolu Guo reflects on her childhood in a remote Chinese fishing village. Also including Thom Jones, Emily Raboteau, Rawi Hage, Barry Lopez, Herta M3ller, Amira Hass and more - writers from around the world ask- what is it to build, leave, return to, lose, and love a home?
'Freeman's is fresh, provocative, engrossing.' BBC.com 'A terrific anthology...sure to become a classic.' San Francisco Chronicle 'There's an illustrious new journal in town...[with] fiction, nonfiction, and poetry by new voices and literary heavyweights...alike.' Vogue.com 'Freeman draws from a global cache of talent...An expansive reading experience.' Kirkus Reviews 'Freeman's sets a new standard for literary journals...Refreshing.' Chicago Literati '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 on Freeman's: Arrival 'Every piece in this collection has the potential to make jaded readers happy...You need very little time to read each piece but they linger exactly as Freeman intended they should.' Sydney Morning Herald on Freeman's: Arrival 'A sturdy journal with a throwback vibe...Comforting; fond, familiar and warm.' Saturday Paper on Freeman's: Arrival
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.