- Workshop—John Freeman: This is Where I Was Calling From (Video)
Workshop—John Freeman: This is Where I Was Calling From (Video)
How do emigrant writers differ from immigrant writers? Is there such a thing as global fiction? And what happens when a writer leaves his/her language by choice, picking up English? The editor of Granta until 2013, and the former president of the National Book Critics Circle, John Freeman leads a free-ranging discussion about literature today.
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Three months ago I heard Salman Rushdie speak at the PEN World Voices Festival. He said: “A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb … But we are not helpless … We can sing the truth & name the liars.” We must tell better stories than the tyrants.
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