Freeman’s: Love

John Freeman, Maaza Mengiste and Richard Russo

Freeman’s: Love

John Freeman, Maaza Mengiste and Richard Russo

5:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

A discussion of love, family and storytelling moderated by Granta Magazine editor, literary critic, poet and the author of Freeman’s: Love, John Freeman. Freeman joins a panel with two outstanding authors: American-Ethiopian novelist and essayist, Maaza Mengiste, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Russo. An audience Q&A will follow.

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A discussion of love, family and storytelling moderated by Granta Magazine editor, literary critic, poet and the author of Freeman’s: Love, John Freeman. Freeman joins a panel with two outstanding authors: American-Ethiopian novelist and essayist, Maaza Mengiste, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Richard Russo. An audience Q&A will follow.

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Featured Authors

John Freeman was the editor of Granta until 2013. His books include How to Read a Novelist, Tales of Two Cities, Tales of Two Americas and Maps, his debut collection of poems. He is executive editor at the Literary Hub and teaches at the New School and New York University. His work has appeared in the New Yorker and the Paris Review and has been translated into 20 languages.

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Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Fulbright Scholar and professor in the MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation programme at Queens College, she is the author of The Shadow King, a finalist for The Booker Prize. Her previous work, Beneath the Lion’s Gaze, was named one of Ten Best Contemporary African Books by The Guardian. Her work can be found in the New YorkerGranta, and the New York Times among other publications. She lives in New York City.

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Richard Russo is the author of eight novels, most recently Everybody’s Fool and That Old Cape Magic; two collections of stories; and the memoir Elsewhere. In 2002 he received the Pulitzer Prize for Empire Falls, which like Nobody’s Fool was adapted to film, in a multiple-award-winning HBO miniseries; in 2016 he was given the Indie Champion Award by the American Booksellers Association; and in 2017 he received France’s Grand Prix de Littérature Américaine. He lives in Port­land, Maine.

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5:00pm

Sunday, November 1, 2020

45 mins

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