John Freeman

RRP: £10.99

5 October 2017

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611855135

RRP: £8.99

5 October 2017

Published by Grove Press

ISBN: 9781611859423

In three issues, the literary anthology from leading editor and literary critic John Freeman has gained an international following and wide acclaim: ‘fresh, provocative, engrossing’ (, ‘impressively diverse’ (O Magazine), ‘bold, searching’ (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). Freemans: The Future of New Writing departs from the series’ progression of themes. This special fourth installment instead introduces a list – to be announced just before publication – of thirty poets, essayists, novelists and short story writers from around the world who are shaping the literary conversation right now and will continue to impact it in years to come.

Drawing on recommendations from book editors, critics, translators and authors from across the globe, Freemans: The Future of New Writing includes pieces from a select list of writers aged 25 to 70, from over a dozen countries and writing in almost as many languages. This will be a new kind of list, and an aesthetic manifesto for our times. Against a climate of nationalism and silo’d thinking, writers remain influenced by work from outside their region, genre and especially age group. Serious readers, this special issue celebrates, have always read this way too – and Freemans: The Future of New Writing brings them an exciting view of where writing is going next.


The oldest is 70. The youngest, 26. In between, the best list of this kind I have ever seen.
Marlon James

A new literary journal that is sure to become a classic in years to come.
San Francisco Chronicle

There's an illustrious new literary journal in town...

Freeman's is fresh, provocative, engrossing.

Freeman draws from a global cache of talent . . . An expansive reading experience.
Kirkus Reviews

John Freeman is a literary bowerbird; he has an eye for treasure... He certainly excels at the art of collection, particularly when he looks beyond the big names.
The Australian

Freeman's sets a new standard for literary journals. It's a welcome addition to the ever-growing roster of publications out there today. It's refreshing and full of nuanced stories that will linger with you long after you finish them.
Chicago Literati