John Freeman is a literary critic and writer. He was the editor of Granta and his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times and the Paris Review. His writing has appeared in almost 200 English-language publications around the world and has been translated into more than twenty languages. He also served as the president of the National Book Critics Circle. This fall, Freeman has a new book coming out, Tales of Two Americas Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation; a debut poetry collection, Maps and an issue of Freemans regarding “The Future of New Writing”.