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Jonathan Franzen is also the author of The Corrections: A Novel, and The Discomfort Zone, a memoir. He is pictured above at The New Yorker Festival Fiction Night in New York City in 2009. Joe Kohen/Getty Images hide caption

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Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

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Painter Will Cotton, known for his lush, dreamlike candy landscapes, was the art director for Katy Perry's "California Gurls" music video. He also created the cover art for the album. Will Cotton / EMI Music hide caption

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Katy Perry: A 'Teenage Dream,' An Artistic Musician

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