October 16, 2013 - 5:00pm
Prairie Lights

John Freeman will be in conversation with Marilynne Robinson to talk about his new book, How to Read a Novelist.

As a critic for more than two hundred newspapers worldwide, the onetime president of the National Book Critics Circle, and editor of Granta, Freeman has reviewed thousands of books and interviewed scores of writers. In How to Read a Novelist, which pulls together his very best profiles of the very best novelists of our time, he shares with us what he's learned. Freeman has written about books for more than two hundred publications worldwide, including The New York Times Book Review, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, La Repubblica, and La Vanguardia. His first book was The Tyranny of E-mail. His poetry has been published in The New Yorker ZYZZYVA, and The Paris Review. He lives in New York City.