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John Freeman
Editor and Artist in Residence, New York University Read More ...
Nadifa Mohamed
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An Encounter with John Freeman and Nadifa Mohamed
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John Freeman
Editor and Artist in Residence, New York University

John Freeman is an American writer and literary critic, currently editor at Freeman´s. He was the editor of the literary magazine Granta until 2013, the former president of the National Book Critics Circle, and his writing has appeared in almost 200 English-language publications around the world, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal. His books include Maps, Tales of Two Americas, How to Read a Novelist, and The Tyranny of Email. Writer in residence at NYU’s Creative Writing Program, this talk will be part of his Italian tour on the occasion of Freeman´s first Italian translation published in Florence by Edizioni Black Coffee.


 
Nadifa Mohamed
Author

Nadifa Mohamed is the author of Black Mamba Boy – which won the 2010 Betty Trask prize from the Society of Authors – and Orchard of Lost Souls, which won the Somerset Maugham prize. Video Feature article in The Guardian Bio from Freeman’s 2017 The Independent


 
Alessandro Raveggi
NYU Florence Lecturer

Alessandro Raveggi is a Lecturer in Modern Italian Literature at New York University Florence and other American academic programs in Florence. He has published, among others, the collection of short stories Il grande regno dell’emergenza (LiberAria, 2016), the novel Nella vasca dei terribili piranha (Effigie, 2012), the collection of essays Calvino Americano (Le Lettere, 2012) and the first Italian introduction to the book David Foster Wallace (Doppiozero editions, 2014). He has also published collections of poems Nominazioni (Ladolfi, 2016) and La trasfigurazione degli animali in bestie (Transeuropa, 2011), and also series of short stories for the Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera. He was the curator of an anthology of Italian tales on Latin America and Panamericana (published by La Nuova Frontiera, 2016) and is currently editor of The FLR, The Florentine Literary Review, the first Italian bilingual literary magazine in Italian and English (http://theflr.net/theflr).


 
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