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.
Jonathan Franzen’s body of work—particularly 2001?s The Corrections—is so strong that it’s hard to believe he’s only released four novels and
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Not quite the Nobel, either cash- or prestige-wise (but, hey, Philip Roth did win it (2009) -- albeit six years after... Jeffrey Eugenides), but the Welt-Literaturpreis has a decent list of winners (Kertész Imre, Jonathan Franzen, the...Show More Summary
Being known for being unknown is a bit of a booby prize, but over the course of 35 years, the British multi-genre-punk band the Mekons has managed to make underachieving a heroic ideal. After recording more than 20 albums, what began as a bit of an art-school lark evolved into... More »
Tue 13 Sep Winner of the National Book Prize and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Jonathan Franzen is a provocative and much-lauded American novelist....
In the Indianpolis Star Will Higgins has a Q & A with Jonathan Franzen. J-Franz reveal his favorite TV shows, how many bird species he's seen (2,600 worldwide), and the fact that both he and David Foster Wallace have/had a one-handed backhand (increasingly rare at the pro level).
Kate Bosworth embraces the late summer weather while picking up a bottle of Elyx Vodka and fresh flowers earlier this week in Los Angeles. The 31-year-old actress then headed to a friend’s house for dinner. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Kate Bosworth “13 years late on this one, but no less wowed…Jonathan Franzen‘s [...]
Author Philip Weinstein plans to pen a biography profiling writer Jonathan Franzen. Reportedly, Franzen himself has given his “blessing” for this project. Bloomsbury will publish Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in Fall 2015. Weinstein...Show More Summary
Jonathan Franzen, who hates everything from the Internet to snark (heh), apparently has no problem with mid-career biographies. The notably cranky author of The Corrections and Freedom gave his blessing to Swarthmore English professor Philip Weinstein to write a biography of him titled Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage. Weinstein... More »