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Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Jonathan Franzen Reading

Monday September 21, 2015 7:30 pm
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Where

Cullen Theater, Wortham Center
501 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX United States
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Purity with borderJONATHAN FRANZEN is “one of those exceptional writers whose works define an era and a generation, and his books demand to be read” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch). He is the celebrated author of four novels and five works of nonfiction and translation. Franzen became a literary star with the publication of The Corrections, which won the National Book Award, sold three million copies, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Faulkner Award. “Funny and deeply sad, large hearted and merciless, The Corrections,” according to David Foster Wallace, “is a testament to the range and depth of pleasures great fiction affords.”  In his widely acclaimed fourth novel Freedom, “Franzen pulls off the extraordinary feat of making the lives of his characters more real to you than your own,” writes David Hare. “One of the best living American novelists” (Time), Franzen comes to Houston on a limited tour to read from his highly anticipated novel Purity, coming out in September—a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. Franzen is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the German Akademie der Künste, and the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing.
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LINKS:

An Interview with Jonathan Franzen in The Paris Review, #207

An article in the National Geographic by Jonathan Franzen on the loss of songbirds

“Depart. of the Environment” column written by Jonathan Franzen in The New Yorker, April 6, 2015

“New Jonathan Franzen Novel coming in September,” in The New York Times ArtsBeat blog