The American writer Jonathan Franzen is often mentioned in the same breath as Thomas Mann. Franzen has now received the Thomas Mann Prize for his complete works.
The American novelist Jonathan Franzen was awarded the Thomas Mann Prize 2022 on Friday. In a ceremony, Lübeck’s Mayor Jan Lindenau and the President of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, Winfried Nerdinger, presented the prize, which is endowed with 25,000 euros. German literature means a lot to him, said Franzen. It is therefore a great honor for him that he has also found an audience in Germany.