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Jonathan Franzen was born in 1959 and is the author of three novels – The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), The Corrections (2001) – a collection of essays, How to Be Alone (2002), a memoir, The Discomfort Zone (2006) and a translation of Spring Awakening, a play by Frank Wedekind (2007). His honours include a Whiting Writers Award in 1988, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996, the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000, and the National Book Award (for The Corrections) in 2001. He writes frequently for the New Yorker, and lives in New York City.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Jonathan Franzen

Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Purity
Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists and almost thriller like plot turns, it harks back in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/08/2016
Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Purity
Jonathan Franzen
One of the year's major new literary offerings, Jonathan Franzen's PURITY doesn't disappoint, if alone by sheer weight of pages and buzzing ideas. And with a palette of suspense twists and almost thriller like plot turns, it harks back in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2015
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom
Jonathan Franzen
The long awaited new novel from Jonathan Franzen is a masterpiece, being heralded as the return of the Great American Novel and so it should be. The story revolves around the close relationships of a family living in modern day...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2011
Freedom by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom
Jonathan Franzen
Winner of the Galaxy International Author of the Year 2010. October 2010 Mega...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/09/2010
The Corrections - Fourth Estate 25th anniversary edition by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections - Fourth Estate 25th anniversary edition
Jonathan Franzen
A well observed novel about an American family. We follow each family member’s story and are given a great insight in to modern day America through each ones story and how they need to change their lives. A very clever,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2009
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections
Jonathan Franzen
A well observed novel about an American family. We follow each family member’s story and are given a great insight in to modern day America through each one's story and how they need to change their lives. A very clever,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/07/2007

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