Knowledge Identifier: +Jonathan_Franzen
When this plan fell through, they relocated to New York, in 1987, where Franzen managed to sell his first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City.
While promoting the book Franzen became the first American author to appear on the cover of Time magazine since Stephen King did so in 2000.
Swarthmore College - Other prominent alumni: Fashion designer Joseph Altuzarra ; Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook ; Congressman Christopher Van Hollen ; Senator Carl Levin of Michigan ; Author Mark Vonnegut ; musical composer and satirist Peter Schickele ; astronomer Sandra M. Faber ; "The Corrections" and "Freedom" author Jonathan Franzen ; "New York Times" theater critic Ben Brantley; Long-time "Variety" editor, Peter Bart; Caltech president and Nobel laureate David Baltimore ; Former Georgetown University Law Center Dean T. Alexander Aleiniko
In September 2007, Franzen's translation of Frank Wedekind's play Spring Awakening (German: Frühlings Erwachen) was published.
Freedom was the subject of a highly unusual "recall" in the United Kingdom starting in early October 2010.
In 2012 he published "Farther Away", a collection of essays dealing with such topics as his love of birds, his friendship with David Foster Wallace, and his thoughts on technology
In October 2014, during a discussion at Colgate University, Franzen read a "self-contained first-person narrative" that is part of a novel that he hopes will be out in the summer of 2015
In 2016, "Daily Variety" reported that the novel was in the process of being adapted into a 20-hour limited series for Showtime by Todd Field who would share writing duties with Franzen and the playwright Sir David Hare
In a profile piece for "The New York Times Magazine" in June 2018, Franzen revealed that he is currently at work on the early stages of his sixth novel, which he speculates could be his last
Todd Field - However, in a February 2018 interview with "The Times" London, Hare said that, given the budget for Field's adaptation , he doubted it would ever be made, but added It was one of the richest and most interesting six weeks of my life, sitting in a room with Todd Field, Jonathan Franzen and Daniel Craig bashing out the story