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Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen is an American novelist and essayist. Since his debut novel, The Twenty-Seventh City in 1988, he has been writing brilliantly about the unraveling of the American Dream in its many permutations. In his novels The Corrections, Freedom, and the forthcoming Purity, Franzen tackles difficult subjects and complex characters, in a style marked by his Midwest upbringing and his unique brand of social criticism. Franzen is also the author of five works of nonfiction and translation, including Farther Away and The Kraus Project. His work has won numerous awards, including the Nation Book Award for The Corrections. In 2010, he was named a Great American Novelist by Time Magazine. Franzen lives in New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

Sun, Feb 7, 2016 -- 1:30pm


A one-hour radio program to hear celebrated writers, artists and thinkers address contemporary ideas and values, often discussing the creative process. Please note: tapes or transcripts are not available.

Tue, Feb 9, 2016 -- 8:00pm


A one-hour radio program to hear celebrated writers, artists and thinkers address contemporary ideas and values, often discussing the creative process. Please note: tapes or transcripts are not available.

Wed, Feb 10, 2016 -- 2:00am


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