Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis.
Literary Colloquium Berlin Open Air interview
Audio recordings and photographs from outdoor reading, conversation and Q&A with translator Wieland Freund in Berlin, June 5 2019. Audio is mixed German and English.
The End of the End of the Earth is Jonathan Franzen at his Idiosyncratic Best
There are plenty of opportunities to weep in The End of the End of the Earth, a collection of crystalline thought pieces and nonfiction stories.
Birdwatching with Jonathan Franzen
‘The two things I love most are novels and birds, and they’re both in trouble,’ says The Corrections author, one of the world’s most famous birdwatchers.
The End of the End of the Earth by Jonathan Franzen — Strange Consolation
Franzen proves himself up to the challenge of the essay as a form, as “something hazarded, not definitive, not authoritative”, and of a subject so vast and important that it affects us all. Ignore the tweets, read the book.
Jonathan Franzen is Fine with All of It
The internet has turned on him, his book sales are down and the TV adaptation of his last novel has stalled. But he wants you to know one thing: He’s not even angry.
- Sunday Times Interview, 2017
- Jonathan Franzen Goes Birding, The New Yorker Radio Hour, 2017
- Interview with Rachel Kushner, T Magazine, 2015
- Interview with Manjula Martin, Scratch Magazine, 2013
- The Art of Fiction no. 207, Paris Review Interview, 2010
- Interview with Donald Antrim, Bomb Magazine, 2001
Franzen at Denmark’s Heartland Festival, May 2019
Franzen at 92Y, November 2018
Franzen in Romania, October 2018
Franzen at Georgetown University, March 2018
Franzen on The Louisiana Channel – Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2016
Franzen on BBC Newsnight, 2015
Franzen on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, October 2015
Franzen interviewed By Kerri Miller, Talking Volumes, 2015
Franzen on 2.sektion (Danish TV), 2014