Jonathan Franzen

Jonathan Franzen appears in the following:

American Icons: The Great Gatsby

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s "The Great Gatsby" and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. 

Imagining a World Without Birds

Friday, April 17, 2015

When he's not busy fielding nominations for Pulitzers, Jonathan Franzen is involved in a passionate fight against the poaching of endangered songbirds.

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Video: Questions for Jonathan Franzen

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Novelist Jonathan Franzen shares a few of his favorite science fiction books from his high-school days.


The Twenty-Seventh City, by Jonathan Franzen

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Jonathan Franzen has been called one of the most important living fiction writers in America. We’re going back to his very first novel.

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Jonathan Franzen Talks about Freedom

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Jonathan Franzen talks about his latest novel, Freedom. It’s an epic of contemporary love and marriage that comically and tragically captures the temptations and burdens of liberty—the thrills of teenage lust, the compromises of middle age, the wages of suburban sprawl, the heavy weight of empire. It tells the story of Walter and Patty Berglund as they struggle to come to terms with an ever more confusing world.

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Jonathan Franzen

Friday, September 02, 2011

Ever since Jonathan Franzen wowed the literary world with his 2001 novel The Corrections, he's been hailed as the next great American writer. His latest book Freedom, out in paperback...

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Franzen on Freedom

Friday, September 10, 2010

Ever since Jonathan Franzen wowed the literary world with his 2001 novel The Corrections, he's been hailed as the next great American writer. Kurt talks to Franzen about the perils of literary success and his new novel Freedom, another epic about a colorful and ...


More with Franzen

Friday, September 10, 2010

Our extended cut of Kurt's conversation with Jonathan Franzen, in which the novelist talks about the influence of Tolstoy on his writing, and laments being recognized during a trip to the supermarket for sugar-free Jell-O.


State By State

Friday, December 12, 2008

Contributers Jonathan Franzen, Rick Moody, and co-editor Sean Wilsey, talk about the book State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America.

There will be a reading of the book tonight at The New School featuring Franzen, author Sarah Vowell and actress Parker Posey among others.

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State of Writing

Friday, December 12, 2008

In today's monoculture, are the individual states still distinguishable from one another? The WPA-inspired State By State: A Panoramic Portrait of America includes essays by Jonathan Franzen on New York and Rick Moody on Connecticut. They’re joined by the book’s editor Sean Wilsey to talk about updating the Depression-era project, ...