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Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen Shelby Graham

National Book Awards Winner

Jonathan Franzen is the author of Purity and four other novels, most recently The Corrections and Freedom, and five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project, all published by FSG. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

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  • Jonathan Franzen on Author Videos and the Novel

    Franzen discusses how odd it is to talk about novels through the medium of a brief author video.

  • The Moth: PEN World Voices: Jonathan Franzen

    At the Moth event during the 2011 PEN World Voices Festival, Jonathan Franzen tells a story on the theme 'What Went Wrong?'

  • Jonathan Franzen on KETC "Living St. Louis"

    Watch this video to hear Jonathan Franzen talk about his hometown of Webster Groves and read from his book The Discomfort Zone.

  • Freedom by Jonathan Franzen--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Jonathan Franzen's #1 bestselling novel Freedom. In his first novel since The Corrections, Franzen has given us an epic of contemporary love and marriage. Freedom comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty: the thrills of teenage lust, the shaken compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire.

  • Jonathan Franzen - Le Conversazioni (2006)

    Jonathan Franzen talks about writers of his "generation" and his community.

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Purity

Jonathan Franzen

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A magnum opus for our morally complex times from the author of FreedomYoung Pip Tyler doesn't know who she is. She knows that her real name is Purity,...

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The Kraus Project

Jonathan Franzen / Karl Kraus

Picador

Picador

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The Twenty-Seventh City

Picador Modern Classics

Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein

Picador

Picador Modern Classics

25th Anniversary Edition Picador Modern Classics Published in 1988, Jonathan Franzen's The Twenty-Seventh City is the debut novel of a writer who would come to define our times....

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Farther Away

Jonathan Franzen

Picador

Picador

In this incisive collection of speeches and essays, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigor to the themes, both human and literary, that have long preoccupied him. Whether recalling his violent...

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