76 Freeman's Family
John Freeman first came to the Festival a few years ago as the author of a book of interviews with literary figures. He made such an impression in every event that we have invited him back every year since. Formerly the editor of Granta Magazine, he now edits a twice yearly literary anthology called, of all things, Freeman’s. The new edition focuses on the best new writing on family. Garnette Cadogan explains the nightmare of his history of names and how he came to love Garnette. Alexander Chee recalls the time he catered for a wealthy New York clan who treated a statue better than the family grandmother. And Sharon Olds recalls the power of parents and siblings to wound even when long parted.