Franzen feels "bullied" by climate change's dominance over all other environmental issues
Is the environmental movement's emphasis on climate change bad for birds? Novelist and avian enthusiast Jonathan Franzen thinks that might be the case.
Jonathan Franzen wrote about climate change at he New Yorker. MOJO and The 405 listed 2015's best albums so far. The Los Angeles Times interviewed author James Hannaham. Pitchfork loved Sufjan Stevens' new album Carrie & Lowell. Interview magazine interviewed...
The cover for Jonathan Franzen’s forthcoming novel, entitled Purity, has been unveiled on the Farrar, Straus & Giroux blog. We’ve embedded the full image above—what do you think? This jacket was created by famed book designer Rodrigo Corral. FSG has scheduled the publication date for September 1st. (via BuzzFeed)
From Susan Lerner’s interview with Jonathan Franzen in Booth: SL: I want to ask you about technology and social media. … I was wondering, given your change of heart about television and its place within our culture, can you comment on this … Continue reading ?
Jonathan Franzen, according to the press copy (or maybe jacket copy) from his forthcoming novel Purity, is “a major author… Read More
In other news, Jonathan Franzen had my @EmperorFranzen parody account suspended. R.I.P. the cloak. pic.twitter.com/Z2sof9IAWM — Andrew Shaffer (@andrewtshaffer) March 18, 2015 Writer Andrew Shaffer’s social media persona, Emperor Franzen, has been shut down. Show More Summary
In the end, it wasn’t Darth Vader or even Oprah who brought down Emperor Franzen. It was just Twitter. On Tuesday, the comic writer Andrew Shaffer announced that his Jonathan Franzen parody account, @EmperorFranzen, had been suspended. Show More Summary
Welcome to Fuck, Marry, Kill, the game in which we take three men and assess just what we'd like to do with them. This week, White Literary Dudes, Jonathan Lethem, Karl Ove Knausgaard, and Jonathan Franzen.
At Booth Susan Lerner has A Conversation with Jonathan Franzen. At least one interesting reveal -- less about him than about authentication-processes at social media sites: It's tedious every six months to have to send a photograph of...Show More Summary
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Serious Male Novelist Jonathan Franzen would like you to know he still has zero respect for Jennifer Weiner, a popular writer whom he admits he hasn't read but considers insufficiently serious for his manly tastes. This time, Franzen accused Weiner—who talks often about sexism in the book world—of "freeloading on the legitimate problem of gender bias in the canon." Read more...
Jonathan Franzen has always been a guy with a lot of dislikes, particularly when it comes to the internet, technology, and Jennifer Weiner. In a new Q&A with Butler University's journal Booth, Franzen's still got it.On YA literature: Most of what people read, if you go to the bookshelf in... More »
The "Freedom" author unloads on the popular novelist in a new interview
The NYRB should really get this guy to review Jonathan Franzen’s Purity. The Narrow Road to the Deep North has the scope of a big and ambitious novel. It was surely a difficult book to write, covering so much in terms of time, geography,...Show More Summary
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Jonathan Franzen (pictured, via) has been working a new novel entitled Purity. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book in September 2015. Philip Weinstein will share an analysis of Purity in his forthcoming biography, JonathanShow More Summary
The New York Times reports that Jonathan Franzen’s next novel will be published in 2015 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux and will be called Purity. A “multigenerational American epic that spans decades and continents,” the book is “not strict realism,” according to the president and publisher of FSG, Jonathan Galassi. Show More Summary
Franzen's last Big Serious Novel. Yes, and the news was delivered from the media mountaintop this morning with all the pomp and circumstance of a new Star Wars film announcement: Jonathan Franzen will deliver unto us a new novel next...Show More Summary
The book, titled Purity, promises an expansive sprawl and familiar themes, but also a few stylistic experiments. Meanwhile, Texas gears up for a hearing and final vote on much-debated textbooks.