Arizona State University welcomed celebrated novelist Jonathan Franzen as a guest in its TomorrowTalks series. Franzen discussed his book, “Crossroads” in an online event. The conversation was facilitated by ASU fiction writer Matt Bell, a professor of English and author of the cli-fi novel, “Appleseed.”
Jonathan Franzen tells Adam Colman in this episode of the Writers Institute Podcast, “If we lose live book events, I would experience it as a great loss.” He describes here the humor, community, and conversation at those gatherings.
Jonathan Franzen speaks with Kristina Stoltz in Copenhagen, Denmark in September 2022, as part of ther series Arctic Imagination — part of Nordic Bridges and supported by the Nordic Cultural Foundation and the Palaces and Culture Agency.
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.
Alex Merto, Charlotte Strick, and Jonathan Franzen on a New Look for Old Books
Jonathan Franzen talks with Wyatt Mason in December 2021 as part of the Christopher Lightfoot Walker Reading Series at 92Y
Franzen and Theresa Rebeck discuss the meaning and madness of literature in an all but hopeless world.
“The novelist on his deliberate evolution away from literary formalism and ‘po-mo hijinks'”
Jonathan Franzen’s Best Book Yet;
At last he’s put aside the pyrotechnics and gone all in on his great theme: the American family.