Jonathan Franzen is the author of seven books: the novels The Twenty-Seventh City, Strong Motion, The Corrections (which won the National Book Award), and Freedom; and the nonfiction books How to Be Alone, The Discomfort Zone, and Farther Away. He is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, and has been featured on Oprah’s Book Club. He lives in New York and California.
Franzen read from his work on November 1, 2012, in Cornell’s Sage Chapel. This interview took place earlier the same day.