John Freeman is the author of The Tyranny of E-mail (Scribner) and How to Read a Novelist (Farrar, Straus & Giroux). He is also the editor of the literary biannual, Freeman’s. A former president of the National Book Critics Circle, his work has been translated into more than twenty languages.
From 2009 to 2013 he was editor of Granta magazine, and in 2014 he edited Tales of Two Cities: The Best of Times and Worst of Times in Today’s New York (Penguin), an anthology in benefit of Housing Works, a nonprofit arts space that supports homeless New Yorkers with HIV and AIDS. Freeman’s poetry has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review and The Nation, and he is current at work on a book about American poetry. He teaches writing at the New School University and is an executive editor at Lit Hub. His bestselling book How to Read a Novelist is now available in Romanian translation.