John Freeman and Garnette Cadogan present the inaugural issue of FREEMAN’S at Garden District Books

Editor John Freeman and author Garnette Cadogan will present the inaugural issue of Freeman’sa new journal featuring writing by some of today’s most notable authors, with an event from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Garden District Book Shop (2727 Prytania St.).

Freeman is best known as the former editor of Granta and former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His new namesake publication will be a twice-annual anthology of new writing centered around a theme—the first issue will be “Arrivals.” It will be distributed by Grove/Atlantic, which also distributes Granta.

The first issue features authors such as David Mitchell, Lydia Davis, Dave Eggers, Louise Erdrich, Haruki Murakami, Helen Simpson, Tahmima Anam, Aleksandar Hemon, Barry Lopez, and Cadogan, who wrote about relearning how to talk while being Black upon arriving in New York.

Cadogan is editor of two forthcoming books, Non-Stop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas and Oxford Handbook of the Harlem Renaissance. He has received fellowships from many institutions, such as Yale, the University of Chicago, and New York University. He contributed an essay to Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas co-edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker.

This event is free and open to the public.