9 Facts About Jonathan Franzen

1. In February 2010, Jonathan Franzen was asked by The Guardian to contribute what he believed were ten serious rules to abide by for aspiring writers.

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2. In his introduction, Jonathan Franzen describes the Broadway musical version as "insipid" and "overpraised.

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3. Since The Corrections Jonathan Franzen has published How to Be Alone, a collection of essays including "Perchance To Dream", and The Discomfort Zone (2006), a memoir.

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4. In 2002, Jonathan Franzen published a critique of the novels of William Gaddis, entitled "Mr Difficult", in The New Yorker.

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5. On September 9, 2010, Jonathan Franzen appeared on Fresh Air to discuss Freedom in the wake of its release.

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6. On October 16, 2009, Jonathan Franzen made an appearance alongside David Bezmozgis at the New Yorker Festival at the Cedar Lake Theatre, reading a portion of his forthcoming novel.

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7. On June 8, 2009, Jonathan Franzen published an excerpt from Freedom, his novel in progress, in The New Yorker.

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8. In 2011, it was announced that Jonathan Franzen would write a multi-part television adaptation of The Corrections in collaboration with The Squid and The Whale director Noah Baumbach for HBO.

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9. At the National Book Award ceremony, Jonathan Franzen said "I'd like to thank Oprah Winfrey for her enthusiasm and advocacy on behalf of The Corrections.

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