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Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen Greg Martin

National Book Awards Winner

Jonathan Franzen is the author of four novels (FreedomThe CorrectionsStrong Motion, and The Twenty-Seventh City), two collections of essays (Farther Away, How to Be Alone), a personal history (The Discomfort Zone), and a translation of Frank Wedekind’s Spring Awakening, all published by FSG. He lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

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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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A GREAT AMERICAN WRITER'S CONFRONTATION WITH A GREAT EUROPEAN CRITIC—A PERSONAL AND INTELLECTUAL AWAKENINGA hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl Kraus was among the most penetrating...

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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

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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Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

Picador

#1 National BestsellerWinner of the John Gardner Fiction AwardA National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistIn his...

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