The Corrections
Swarthmore College
Todd Field
(Movies & TV)
The New York Times
David Foster Wallace
Daniel Craig
(Movies & TV)
The Oregonian

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Jonathan Franzen

Knowledge Identifier: +Jonathan_Franzen


Jonathan Franzen

American novelist and essayistadd

Category: Literature

Born in 1959.

Countries: United States (62%), United Kingdom (10%), Missouri (10%)

Main connections: The Corrections, Swarthmore College, Todd Field

Linked to: Time, Wayne State University, The Observer, The Oregonian




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Jonathan Franzen was born in 1959 add something


Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in German in 1981. add something


In an interview with New York magazine, Franzen stated that he had in fact made the translation for Swarthmore College's theater department for $50 in 1986 and that it had sat in a drawer for 20 years since. add something


When this plan fell through, they relocated to New York, in 1987, where Franzen managed to sell his first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City. add something


The Twenty-Seventh City, published in 1988, is set in Franzen's hometown, St. Louis, and deals with the city's fall from grace, St. Louis having been the "fourth city" in the 1870s. add something


Franzen made an appearance on Charlie Rose in 1996 with fellow authors David Foster Wallace and Mark Leyner to discuss the effects of electronic media on the role of fiction in society. add something


In 1996, while still working on The Corrections, Franzen published a literary manifesto in Harper's Magazine entitled Perchance to Dream. add something


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. add something


Franzen's The Corrections, a novel of social criticism, garnered considerable critical acclaim in the United States, winning both the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. add something


In September 2001, The Corrections was selected for Oprah Winfrey's book club. add something


In October 2001, however, The Oregonian printed an article in which Franzen expressed unease with the selection. add something


The Corrections - "'The Corrections"' is a 2001 novel by American author Jonathan Franzen


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


Franzen guest starred alongside Michael Chabon, Tom Wolfe, and Gore Vidal in the Simpsons episode "Moe'N'a Lisa", which first aired 19 November 2006. add something


In September 2007, Franzen's translation of Frank Wedekind's play Spring Awakening (German: Frühlings Erwachen) was published. add something


Franzen at the 2008 Brooklyn Book Festival. add something


Freedom was the subject of a highly unusual "recall" in the United Kingdom starting in early October 2010. add something


He discussed the implications of the Time coverage, and the reasoning behind the title of Freedom in an interview in Manchester, England, in October 2010. add something


On December 6, 2010, he appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" to promote "Freedom" where they discussed that book and the controversy over his reservations about her picking "The Corrections" and what that would entail add something


In January 2011, "The Observer" named him as one of "20 activists, filmmakers, writers, politicians and celebrities who will be setting the global environmental agenda in the coming year" add something


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 add something


Franzen's next non-fiction work, scheduled for publication in October 2013, is titled "The Kraus Project" add something


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 add something


On November 17, 2014 "The New York Times" ' Artsbeat Blog reported that the novel, titled "Purity", will be out in September add something


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 add something


Todd Field - In June 2016 David Nevins of Showtime announced that Field would be directing a 20-hour adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel, "Purity", starring Daniel Craig


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 add something


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