UK writers Joanna Kavenna and Michael Salu in conversation in Berlin
UK writers Joanna Kavenna and Michael Salu
Saturday 30 July 2016 -
20:00 to 22:00
SAVVY Contemporary, Berlin

'The Best New Writing on Family' by John Freeman

SAVVY Contemporary and The Reader Berliner cordially invite you to the launch of Freeman's : Family. The literary anthology features never-before-published pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from literary heavyweights and up-and-coming writers alike. It collects the most amusing, heartbreaking, and probing stories about family life emerging today.

Readings and Conversations with UK writers Joanna Kavenna and Michael Salu

On the night, John Freeman will be joined by Orange New Writing Prize award-winner Joanna Kavenna, Berlin-based writer, artist and creative director Michael Salu and Garnette Cadogan, writer, visiting fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. Featuring readings and the authors in conversation, the event will see the panel consider the meaning of family and the extent to which we can choose to what and whom we belong.

Joanna Kavenna

Joanna Kavenna is the author of The Ice Museum, Inglorious (which won the Orange Prize for New Writing), The Birth of Love, Come to the Edge and A Field Guide to Reality. Her writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Guardian, Observer, Telegraph, Spectator, London Review of Books and New York Times and she has held writing fellowships at St Antony’s College Oxford and St John’s College Cambridge. In 2011she was named as one of the Telegraph’s 20 Writers Under 40 and in 2013 was listed as one of Granta’s Best of Young British Novelists.

Michael Salu

Michael Salu is a writer, award-winning creative director and artist. His fiction, non-fiction and art have appeared in a range of publications including Tales of Two Cities (Penguin RandomHouse), Grey Magazine and recently the inaugural edition of new literary journal Freeman’s. Salu runs a multi-disciplinary creative consultancy [] and is a co-founder of the cross-disciplinary art event series Local Transport. He is currently finishing a collection of stories, and has two film projects in production. He is the former creative director and art editor of Granta Publications. 

John Freeman

John Freeman is the editor of Freeman's, a literary biannual of new writing. He has written two books of nonfiction, The Tyranny of Email and How to Read a Novelist, along with a collection of poems, Maps, out next year from Copper Canyon. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Guardian. In 2014, he edited Tales of Two Cities, an anthology about inequality in New York today. This fall he will publish Tales of Two Americas, a follow-up volume, which features new writing from 40 writers about inequality in the U.S. at large. Freeman's work has been translated into more than 20 languages. The former editor of Granta, he lives in New York City, where he is Writer-in-Residence at NYU and Executive Editor of The Literary Hub.

Date and time:

30 July, 8pm


SAVVY Contemporary | Kuppelhalle at Silent Green | Gerichtstraße 35 | 13347 Berlin-Wedding


regular: 8 EUR | reduced: 5 EUR, combi (entrance plus magazine): 15 EUR

The event will take place in English without translation.