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Facing the Blank Page: Celebrated Writers on How to Overcome Creative Block

last weekHumor / odd : Brain Pickings

Wisdom on artistic paralysis from Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Lydia Davis, and others.

O is for the Other Things She Gave Me : Jonathan Franzen’s "The Corrections" and contemporary women’s fiction

As every tabloid reader knows, it’s a short step from a celebrity marriage to a publicity-filled divorce. When Jonathan Franzen’s new novel, The Corrections, was published this fall, critics waxed hyperbolic over its wedding of character-driven family drama and up-to-the-nanosecond cultural commentary. Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen: Advice to the Young

How do you succeed as a writer? Get useful, and humorous, advice from someone who indeed has indeed made it through the loophole - chart-topping American novelist Jonathan Franzen. "If you hang out with me I would have a lot of advice. Show More Summary

Which egomaniac said it: Donald Trump or novelist Jonathan Franzen?

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Wind energy and birds: Can’t have one without decapitating the other, apparently! That’s more or less the shared position of two prominent American egomaniacs, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and author Jonathan Franzen. Never mind that coal and oil have a worse track record when it...

Jonathan Franzen On His Battle For Ideas

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“I go to extraordinary lengths not to hear what people are saying about me. But that is itself a form of, well, it’s a form of self-protection because I know that all I have to do is hear one phrase—somebody will report to me all innocently, oh, somebody said such-and-such about me or about something […]

Why Does Jonathan Franzen Make It So Hard to Like Him?

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Dear Jon (I hope it's okay if I call you Jon!), Well, well, here we are again, together in the midst of yet another news cycle. As you may have heard — or not, because Twitter stands for "everything [you] oppose” — some people are annoyed about remarks you made to ... More »

Shorties (An Interview with Jonathan Franzen, The Best 100 Alternative Singles of the '90s, and more)

Slate interviewed author Jonathan Franzen. PopMatters wrapped up its list of the top 100 alternative singles of the '90s. Would you like to support Largehearted Boy? Here are a couple of ways you can help. eBooks on sale for $1.99.....

Jonathan Franzen Q & A

At Slate Isaac Chotiner has 'An exclusive conversation with the novelist' as he talks with Jonathan Franzen on Fame, Fascism, and Why He Won't Write a Book About Race. Franzen admits: "I am not being hounded by my publisher to promote...Show More Summary

Jonathan Franzen, television writer?

The novelist chats about his new book, "Purity," soon to be a Showtime series starring Daniel Craig

DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan

This is the second in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally, Mem Fox, Garth Nix and friends. The post DEFEND OZ LIT #2: Richard Flanagan appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

DEFEND OZ LIT #1: Tim Winton

This is the first in a series of e-posters of Australian authors and overseas colleagues speaking up for their rights. Watch this space for more, from Richard Flanagan, Magda Szubanski, Jonathan Franzen, Jackie French, Toni Jordan, Jeanette Winterson, Tom Keneally and friends. The post DEFEND OZ LIT #1: Tim Winton appeared first on Culture Mulcher.

Showtime announces Jamie Foxx comedy 'White Famous,' premiere dates for 'Shameless,' 'Homeland' and more

Fresh from announcing a Daniel Craig-led foray into the Jonathan Franzen universe, Showtime announced return dates for four of its programs and another potential newcomer. The network announced a pilot order for “White Famous,” a new half-hour comedy about a young black comedian crossing over into...

Showtime Picks Up Limited Series Purity Starring Daniel Craig

4 months agoFilm / New Releases : Coming Soon

Based on the novel by Jonathan Franzen The post Showtime Picks Up Limited Series Purity Starring Daniel Craig appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Daniel Craig coming to Showtime with adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity'

Daniel Craig will be switching from James Bond to Jonathan Franzen with “Purity,” an adaptation of the best-selling novel that was picked up by Showtime on Wednesday. Centered on the story of a smart but aimless college graduate named Pip, the novel “Purity” spans multiple decades and locations...

Daniel Craig to Star in Jonathan Franzen's 'Purity' at Showtime

Scott Rudin is producing the limited series based on the novel by the author of 'The Corrections.' read more

Daniel Craig Will Star in Showtime Series Based on Jonathan Franzen’s ‘Purity’

Showtime has just purchased 20 episodes of a series based on last September’s “Purity,” the beloved-ish recent installment to the Jonathan Franzen canon. Franzen himself will also co-write the “tragicomedy” with Todd Field (In The Bedroom, Eyes Wide Shut) and David Hare (The Hours, The Reader). “Jonathan Franzen’s Purity is an epic American novel that pulses with the […]

Jonathan Franzen’s Purity Will Become a Television Series Starring the Smooth, Icy Menace of Daniel Craig

If celebrity in 2016 is measured more in television deals than Jeopardy! appearances, and more in Jeopardy! appearances than novels, Jonathan Franzen has flown up yet another starry rung. Showtime announced today that it has orderedShow More Summary

Daniel Craig to Star in Jonathan Franzen's Purity for Showtime

Daniel Craig will star in an upcoming Showtime limited series based on Jonathan Franzen's novel Purity. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the James Bond actor will play Andreas, the charismatic German leader of an organization similar to WikiLeaks. The 20-episode series tells the story of Pip, a... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Daniel Craig Jonathan Franzen

PURITY: Showtime Orders Limited Series Starring Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig is coming to TV. Showtime has announced that they have ordered a limited series starring the actor titled PURITY. The show is based on the novel of the same name from author Jonathan Franzen. Todd Field (Little Children, In the Bedroom) will write, direct and executive produce, along with executive producers Scott Rudin, […]

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