Column by Peter Derk January 16, 2019
Haters gonna hate. But are the reasons legit?
Column by Leah Dearborn July 19, 2016
How can anyone make a statement about what constitutes a Great American Novel without a better understanding of what Americans are actually reading and why?
Column by Cath Murphy
Chuck gets an assignment from the Angel Gabriel. Is it his fault a simple review of Franzen's new book ends up with him smacking Jane Austen in the chops?
Review by Freddie Moore
Franzen's latest cultural criticism comes with a twist of Dickens.
Column by Cath Murphy
Unlike actors and musicians, writers don't get Oscars or Grammys. It's time to put that straight with the first annual Author Awards.
Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 18 - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Posthumous NovelsPodcast by Joshua Chaplinsky
News by Dean Fetzer October 25, 2013
The novelist is at it again, sticking his oar in about digital media — he shared his views in a recent interview.
Life-Changers and Soul-Crushers: 3 Books I Feel Blessed to Have Read & 3 I Wish I Could Obliterate from My MemoryColumn by Taylor Houston April 26, 2013
Let the debates begin! Three books that made me want to be a better writer and better person, and three books that made me want to gouge my eyes out.
Column by Karina Wilson February 27, 2013
Why write? After George Orwell, Joan Didion and Jonathan Franzen, a panel of writers at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford, debate the issue.
News by Dean Fetzer November 23, 2012
Franzen, notorious for not doing readings, joined members of New York's literary glitterati in a fundraiser to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
News by Rob Hart May 2, 2012
HBO won't pick up a show based on Franzen's award-winning novel. It would have starred Chris Cooper, Dianne Wiest, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Ewan McGregor, with Franzen helping to write the show's pilot.
Column by John Jarzemsky April 2, 2012
A look at what's new on the publishing docket for April 2012.
Column by Phil Jourdan March 14, 2012
Never mind Jonathan Franzen's rants on eBooks and Twitter. He poses a more serious threat: the decline of literary difficulty.
News by Hanna Brooks Olsen March 6, 2012
Is Jonathan Franzen gunning for Andy Rooney's '60 Minutes' seat? During a speaking engagement last night, he admitted that he finds Twitter "unspeakably irritating." Naturally, it spawned a hashtag.
News by Rob Hart January 30, 2012
'Freedom' author Jonathan Franzen says eBooks are bad for society and literature--but his argument lacks supporting evidence.
News by Brandon Tietz October 13, 2011
Is it possible that David Foster Wallace took some liberties with his non-fiction? Jonathan Franzen thinks so.