Day by day, tweet by tweet, it often feels like our world is run on hate. Invective. Cruelty and sadism. But is it possible the greatest and most powerful force is love? In the newest issue of this acclaimed series, Freeman's Love asks this question, bringing together literary heavyweights like Richard Russo, Anne Carson, Sandra Cisneros, Louise Erdrich, Haruki Murakami, Tommy Orange and Nobel Prize winner Olga Tokarczuk alongside emerging writers such as Andres Felipe Solano and Semezdin Mehmedinovic.
Together, the pieces comprise a stunning exploration of the complexities of love, tracing it from its earliest stirrings, to the forbidden places where it emerges against reason, to loss so deep it changes the color of perception. In a time of contentiousness and flagrant abuse, this issue promises what only love can bring: a balm of complexity and warmth.
John Freeman was the editor of
Granta until 2013. His books include
The Tyranny of Email,
Dictionary of the Undoing and
How to Read a Novelist; a trilogy of anthologies about inequality including
Tales of Two Americas and
Tales of Two Planets; and the poetry collections
The Park. The executive editor at
Literary Hub, he teaches at New York University and in Paris.