Jonathan Franzen

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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


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Advance copies of Sally Rooney’s unpublished book sold for hundreds of dollars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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Fights, food and fall outs: why Christmas is a gift to novelists
From Jane Austen’s Emma to Richard Powers in The Overstory, novelists have used the festive season to gather families together ... and let the drama unfold

Benjamin Markovits

21, Dec, 2019 @1:58 PM

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Book clinic: can you recommend middle-class American authors?
Yes, but go further… there are richly rewarding literary tales from Africa and South America too

Alex Preston

30, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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Jonathan Franzen: online rage is stopping us tackling the climate crisis
In an interview with Extinction Rebellion, the novelist said he found the negative response to his writing about the climate crisis ‘surprising, if not disheartening’

Alison Flood

08, Oct, 2019 @2:58 PM

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