Jonathan Franzen Interviewed in The Guardian

Jonathan Franzen Interviewed in The Guardian

Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’ It is 11AM Pacific time and Jonathan Franzen has just turned on the light. “Special occasion,” he says drily of our video call. A sliver of sunshine dares to creep under the venetian blind...
Jonathan Franzen interviewed in The Wall Street Journal Magazine

Jonathan Franzen interviewed in The Wall Street Journal Magazine

The bestselling novelist talks about his latest book, ‘Crossroads,’ and taking a more compassionate stance toward his characters—and himself. Jonathan Franzen’s mother knew how to wound him in just the right way. “It requires a high level of subtlety,” says the...
Read “Advent,” an Excerpt from Crossroads

Read “Advent,” an Excerpt from Crossroads

ADVENT The sky broken by the bare oaks and elms of New Prospect was full of moist promise, a pair of frontal systems grayly colluding to deliver a white Christmas, when Russ Hildebrandt made his morning rounds among the homes of bedridden and senile parishioners in...