Jonathan Franzen is also the author of Freedom and the essay collection How To Be Alone.
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September 1, 2015 The author of The Corrections and the new novel Purity likens writing to losing himself in a dream. "When it's really going well ... you're in a fantasy land and feeling no pain," he says.
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Jonathan Franzen, pictured here at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in 2009, won the National Book Award for his third novel, The Corrections.
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November 18, 2014 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.
January 13, 2014 Also: Hilton Als on Amiri Baraka; The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a critical look at the "graying" New York Review of Books; and the best books coming out this week.
USPS carrier Michael McDonald gathers mail before making his delivery run in February in Atlanta.
November 11, 2013 Also: Malala Yousafzai's book is banned in Pakistan's private schools; Jonathan Franzen on Harriet the Spy; the best books coming out this week.
October 25, 2013 Also: Iran's culture minister hints that bans on certain books may be reconsidered; The New York Times is profiling small poetry presses; Jonathan Franzen on why making money is a double-edged sword.
Author Tom Clancy, seen in 2004, was an insurance agent before publishing The Hunt For Red October in 1984.
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October 3, 2013 Also: Dave Eggers responds to allegations that he lifted another writer's work; Jim Crace on the new rules for the Man Booker prize; the problem of depicting female beauty in novels.
Marcella Hazan and her husband, Victor, in the kitchen of their home in Longboat Key, Fla.
September 30, 2013 Also: An excerpt from Dave Eggers' new novel; the best new books coming out this week.
American writer Ernest Hemingway.
July 17, 2013 Also: Jonathan Franzen answers an odd accusation; Zadie Smith's next book will be a "science-fiction romp."
Virginia Woolf was an English novelist and critic.
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June 18, 2013 The anonymous book sculptor of Edinburgh strikes again; the childhood drawings of E.E. Cummings; Jonathan Franzen on literary sexism.
Jonathan Franzen. Complete with glasses.
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October 5, 2010 The author was speaking at a party in London last night when gatecrashers burst in and stole the glasses off his face. They then leave a note demanding ransom. Hilarity ensues involving everything up to and including a police helicopter.
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