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Jonathan Franzen

  1. what were the 2010s?
    Gone BoysWhere are the Jonathans of yesteryear? Female authors dominated the 2010s, and replaced the Great American Novel with something better.
  2. climate change
    Jonathan Franzen’s Climate Pessimism Is Justified. His Fatalism Is Not.The novelist is right that we are very unlikely to keep warming below two degrees Celsius. He’s badly wrong about what that means.
  3. franzenology
    Jonathan Franzen Says He’s Met Cats He LikesThe world’s unofficial birding ambassador extends an olive branch to cat people.
  4. franzenology
    This Author Just Compared Birdwatching to SexHe’s at it again.
  5. What Michiko Kakutani’s Departure From the Times Means for Books CoverageThe most powerful book critic gets a book deal.
  6. book excerpt
    It Feels Great to Successfully Call Out Sexism in Media (and Jonathan Franzen)An excerpt from Jennifer Weiner’s new memoir, Hungry Heart
  7. franzenology
    Why Does Jonathan Franzen Make It So Hard to Like Him?Franzen says he has “never been in love with a black woman.”
  8. the industry
    Showtime Picks Up Daniel Craig Purity AdaptationShooting on the 20-episode series starts next year.
  9. this! is! jeopardy!
    Here’s What You Missed on Jonathan Franzen’s Jeopardy! AppearanceSuch a charmer.
  10. quotable notables
    Louis C.K., Jonathan Franzen to Be on JeopardyAlso Melissa Harris-Perry, Anderson Cooper, and Al Franken.
  11. last night on late night
    Jonathan Franzen Reads Stephen Colbert a Bedtime Story; Sticks It to Amazon“Is the wolf a metaphor for something?”
  12. vulture lists
    7 Books You Need to Read This SeptemberEach month, Boris Kachka offers nonfiction and fiction book recommendations. You should read as many of them as possible.
  13. How Jonathan Franzen Became America’s Leading Public MoralistOur foremost novelist as pundit.
  14. books
    Jonathan Franzen Wanted to Adopt an Iraqi OrphanPhew.
  15. Jonathan Franzen, Elena Ferrante, and 8 More of BookExpo’s Hottest GalleysFranzen! Ferrante! 
  16. 14 Nuggets From Jonathan Franzen’s Book Expo Q&ASo how “plotty” is Purity, anyway?
  17. department of complaints
    Jonathan Franzen Hasn’t Read Jennifer WeinerHe doesn’t like her, though.
  18. books
    Jonathan Franzen’s Next Book Is Coming in 2015It’s called Purity.
  19. literary life
    Jonathan Franzen Will Have a BiographyBut it’s not going to be gossipy.
  20. year in culture 2013
    The Year in Entertainment Lightning Rods: Scandals, Stories, Beefs, and TwerkingMiley, Kanye, Candy Crush, Girls’ Patrick Wilson episode: These are the things that got people all wound up in 2013.
  21. chat room
    Justin Long on Tusk and Jonathan Franzen“He calls me insufferably smug … Which I think is a little heavy-handed.”
  22. boooooo
    Everything Jonathan Franzen Currently HatesThe complete list of digruntlement, as plucked from his footnotes in The Kraus Project.
  23. stuff jonathan franzen hates
    Jonathan Franzen Still Doesn’t Like the InternetOr your MacBook Air.
  24. blurbs
    Jonathan Franzen Is ‘Out of the Blurb Business’Is there a reason to write novels anymore?
  25. sunday reads
    Sunday Reads: Jonathan Franzen, D’Angelo, and Moonrise Kingdom PrepLong reads for your long weekend.
  26. bret easton ellis
    Bret Easton Ellis Is Very Team Franzen“Man-up and deal with it, guys.”
  27. stuff jonathan franzen hates
    Why Does Jonathan Franzen Hate Twitter So Much?“Twitter stands for everything I oppose.”
  28. cranks
    Jonathan Franzen Parodies Jonathan FranzenBut he’s not in on the joke.
  29. curmudgeons
    Jonathan Franzen Dislikes a Lot of ThingsNow gathered in one place.
  30. party chat
    Jonathan Franzen on the TV Version of The Corrections“It’ll be like no TV I’ve ever seen.”
  31. tv
    HBO’s The Corrections Is Officially OfficialThe pilot is under way.
  32. tv
    Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper Boarding The CorrectionsThey’ll star in HBO’s adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel.
  33. literary scandal?
    Did David Foster Wallace Fudge That Cruise Piece?So said Franzen at ‘The New Yorker’ Festival.
  34. The Corrections TV Deal ConfirmedHBO to adapt Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 novel.
  35. ink-stained wretches
    Jonathan Franzen Knows What Love Is“Whenever I looked at a bird, I could feel my heart overflow with love.”
  36. party chat
    A Tipsy Jonathan Franzen Knows Better Than to Comment on the End of OprahWe caught up with the literary lion at the 100th anniversary of the New York Public Library last night.
  37. the vulture transcript
    A Visit From the Goon Squad Author Jennifer Egan on Reaping Awards and Dodging Literary FeudsAn apology to Jennifer Weiner for Egan’s chick-lit dismissal: “The person who’s criticizing should know what they’re saying and whom they’re criticizing. I was just vague on my facts.”
  38. high
    Jonathan Franzen Keeps Weed in His FreezerWe know because Elif Batuman asked him.
  39. prizes
    Wall Street Journal Wins Pulitzer Prize for Anti-Obamacare EditorialsAnd ProPublica won again.
  40. dfw
    Jonathan Franzen on David Foster Wallace“It was still hard not to feel wounded by the part of him that had chose the adulation of strangers over the love of the people closest to him.”
  41. gift guide
    The Vulture Gift GuideRounding up gifts for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkies to Sondheim fanatics to wannabe Mad Men.
  42. final round
    Jonathan Franzen and Oprah Hash It Out“I spoke in very long sentences, and little pieces of those sentences sounded bad, and your feelings were probably understandably hurt, and next thing we knew it had become this thing.”
  43. books
    Jonathan Franzen’s National Book Award Snub Was No Snub at AllAwards, notoriously, mean almost nothing — particularly in literature.
  44. prizes
    Jonathan Franzen Won’t Be Getting a National Book Award’Freedom’ wasn’t nominated for the prize.
  45. lit crimes
    Guy Who Stole Franzen’s Glasses Was Just BoredAnd a party crasher.
  46. clickables
    Hear Three Songs That Make Jonathan Franzen CryThe ‘Freedom’ author isn’t brought to tears by R.E.M. and Eric Clapton like the average man.
  47. lit crimes
    Thieves Steal Glasses Right Off Jonathan Franzen’s FaceSomeone really wanted a piece of Franzen
  48. franzen
    Freedom: Recalled in the U.K.!80,000 copies of Jonathan Franzen’s novel contained errors.
  49. reconciliation
    Jonathan Franzen and Oprah Make Up?Franzen and Oprah kiss and make up.
  50. jonathan franzen
    Franzen: Picoult Not Totally Wrong About the Times Favoring White Men“I actually have a lot of those feelings myself.”
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