Alta Asks Live: John Freeman
Author John Freeman joins Alta editor at large Mary Melton to discuss the new wave of authors who have made his must-read California curriculum, talk about his latest book, Tales of Two Planets, and detail the plans for our new California Book Club.
California has had a hand in shaping just about every cultural moment of the past 20 years—including, and perhaps especially, literature. Author, Literary Hub executive editor, and Alta contributor John Freeman has developed an exciting literary curriculum that reimagines which books define the culture and community of California. Freeman will also help lead Alta’s new California Book Club, featuring a new title and related author event every month. He joins Alta editor at large Mary Melton to discuss the new wave of authors who have made his must-read California curriculum, talk about his latest book, Tales of Two Planets, and detail the plans for our exciting new club. REGISTER
John Freeman is the editor of Freeman’s, a literary annual of new writing, and the executive editor of Literary Hub. His books include How to Read a Novelist and Dictionary of the Undoing, as well as Tales of Two Americas, an anthology about income inequality in America, and Tales of Two Cities, an anthology of new writing about inequality in New York City. He is also the author of two collections of poems, Maps and The Park. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and has appeared in the New Yorker, the Paris Review, and the New York Times. The former editor of Granta, he teaches writing at New York University.