Jonathan Franzen

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Summer books: Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls and more pick their favourites
Authors recommend their favourite recent reads, from addictive novels and fascinating cultural history to a game-changing graphic memoir

Bernardine Evaristo, Hilary Mantel, David Nicholls, Anne Enright, Sara Collins, Ali Smith, Jonathan Franzen, Pankaj Mishra, Colm Tóibín, Sarah Waters, Olivia Laing, Ian Rankin, Robert Macfarlane, Katherine Rundell, Mohammed Hanif, Polly Samson and Fatima Bhutto

25, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Best fiction of 2021
Dazzling debuts, a word-of-mouth hit, plus this year’s bestsellers from Sally Rooney, Jonathan Franzen, Kazuo Ishiguro and more

Justine Jordan

04, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Family misfortunes: film, books, games and more about dysfunctional clans
From Jonathan Franzen to Charles Ray, Guardian critics suggest culture that can mess you up as much as Mum and Dad

Danny Leigh, Sam Jordison, Kate Wyver, Skye Sherwin and Keza MacDonald

22, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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John le Carré, Daisy May Cooper and Paul McCartney expected to boost book sales at Christmas
The annual event known as ‘Super Thursday’, when most of the hardbacks aimed at the Christmas market are published, promises big names and a boon for the industry

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Margaret Atwood and JM Coetzee demand release of jailed Iranian writers
A letter by PEN America, signed by dozens of high-profile writers and artistic figures, calls for Baktash Abtin, Keyvan Bajan, and Reza Khandan Mahabadi to be acquitted

Alison Flood

29, Sep, 2021 @4:17 PM

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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen review – a fine start to a family trilogy
This simmering 70s-set domestic drama is warm, expansive and funny – a pure pleasure to read

Xan Brooks

29, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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We need better wages – not a universal credit tweak | Brief letters
Brief letters: Universal credit | Saturday magazine | Jonathan Franzen | Secondhand books | Scathing comments

Letters

26, Sep, 2021 @4:24 PM

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Crossroads by Jonathan Franzen review – spiritual successor to The Corrections
The pastor’s family at the heart of Franzen’s sixth novel – a bravura examination of the mores of liberal America in 1971 – are his most sympathetic creation to date

Tim Adams

26, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Jonathan Franzen: ‘I just write it like I see it and that gets me in trouble’
Twenty years on from The Corrections, America’s most lauded author is back. But will he put his foot in it again?

Lisa Allardice

25, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Advance copies of Sally Rooney’s unpublished book sold for hundreds of dollars
Uncorrected proofs of upcoming novels have been selling for large sums on eBay and Depop – despite the practice being banned by publishers

Weronika Strzyżyńska

20, Aug, 2021 @12:47 PM

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Jonathan Franzen is back! With the grandest-sounding novel of 2021
The author who previously said no one had more than ‘six fully realised novels in them’ says Crossroads, his imminent sixth, will kick off a family trilogy

Alison Flood

16, Nov, 2020 @3:09 PM

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Bill Bryson says he's retiring – is he really putting away his pen?
The beloved American author will be sorely missed, but some writers find it hard to call time on a literary career

Alison Flood

15, Oct, 2020 @12:09 PM

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