Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections) Speaks on Autobiography and Fiction-Writing
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Author Jonathan Franzen investigates the personal dynamics of fiction writing by addressing four perennial questions that novelists are asked: Who are your influences? What time of day do you work and what do you write on? Do your characters “take over” and tell you what to do? And, is your fiction autobiographical?
Jonathan Franzen is the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections_, a bestselling collection of essays, How to Be Alone_, a memoir, The Discomfort Zone_, and superb short stories. His new novel _Freedom, to be published in September, explores the lives of Patty and Walter Berglund, introduced in the short story “Good Neighbors,” in The New Yorker, June 2009.