John   Freeman





John Freeman

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John Freeman is an award-winning writer and book critic. The former editor of Granta and onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, he has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, La Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His first book, The Tyranny of E-mail, was published in 2009. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker, ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.


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The Tyranny of E-mail: The ...
3.48 of 5 stars 3.48 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Granta 124: Travel
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Granta 121
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3.36 of 5 stars 3.36 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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How to Read a Novelist
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 113 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
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Tales of Two Cities: The Be...
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Granta 113: The Best of You...
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3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 191 ratings — published 2010 — 8 editions
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Granta 123: The Best of You...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Granta 117
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3.59 of 5 stars 3.59 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Granta 112: Pakistan
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3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Granta 115: The F Word
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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“True storytellers write not because they can but because they have to. There is something they want to say about the world that can only be said in a story.”
John Freeman, How to Read a Novelist

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