Writer to Writer: Geir Gulliksen with John Freeman

Saturday, May 4 | 3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
  • International
  • Literary
  • Writing & Publishing

Geir Gulliksen and John Freeman

This Writer to Writer conversation is a literary treasure trove: Two bestselling authors who are also top editors and critics come together to discuss their writing, the editing process, the state of the publishing industry in the U.S. and Europe, and translation. Geir Gulliksen is among Norway’s leading novelists; his latest is “The Story of a Marriage,” a searing novel about a man who attempts to empathetically understand his wife’s infidelity. Gulliksen also is a top editor at Norway’s major publishing house, Forlaget Oktober, where he has edited Karl One Knausgaard, Linn Ullmann, and others. John Freeman is one of today’s preeminent literary critics who also publishes literary nonfiction, much of it focused passionately on social justice issues (such as “Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation”), as well as poetry (“Maps”). Editor of the international literary journal Granta for many years, and former president of the National Book Critics Circle, he founded the biannual journal Freeman’s in 2017 to publish short fiction, non-fiction and poetry from literary luminaries as well as emerging voices worldwide.

Magnes Museum

With the support of the Norway House Foundation, NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad, and Zoetic Press