Garnette Cadogan: The Future of New Writing
Garnette Cadogan [2017-2018 MLK Visiting Scholar] is among the 29 writers whose work “will continue to be traveling into the future—perhaps even define it,” according to Freeman’s. The literary journal is a new biannual of unpublished writing by former Granta editor and National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) president John Freeman, which brings together the best new fiction, nonfiction, and poetry around a single theme.
On occasion here, writers allow us to see them making themselves, like an artist painting his own portrait into a large fresco. In a moving personal essay, Garnette Cadogan reveals how a childhood of step-parental abuse forced him to think of himself as a character destined for abuse or revenge.
The Future of New Writing will be launched in New York City, Thursday October 5th at the New School, 66 West 12th Street, with Garnette Cadogan, Elaine Castillo, Valeria Luiselli and Dinaw Mengestu. Tickets are available here.