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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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The Twenty-Seventh City

Picador Modern Classics

Jonathan Franzen; With an Introduction by Philip Weinstein

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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The Kraus Project

Jonathan Franzen and Karl Kraus

A great American writer’s confrontation with a great European critic—a personal and intellectual awakeningA hundred years ago, the Viennese satirist Karl...

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Farther Away

Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom was the runaway most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the twenty-first century. In The New...

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Freedom

Jonathan Franzen

Patty and Walter Berglund were the new pioneers of old St. Paul—the gentrifiers, the hands-on parents, the avant-garde of the Whole Foods generation. Patty was the ideal sort of neighbor,...

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