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May 26, 2023

In today's flashback, an outtake from Episode 426, my conversation with Jonathan Franzen from August 2016.

Franzen is the author of six novels, most recently Crossroads. He has also published five works of nonfiction, including The Discomfort Zone, Farther Away, and The End of the End of the Earth.

Over the course of his career, Franzen has received the National Book Award, the James Tait Black Memorial Award, the Heartland Prize, Die Welt Literature Prize, the Budapest Grand Prize, and the first Carlos Fuentes Medal awarded at the Guadalajara International Book Fair. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

I spoke with Jonathan Franzen as the paperback edition of his bestselling novel Purity was being published.

Air date: August 10, 2016.


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