Jonathan Franzen, Cover Boy


On the occasion of Freedom, Jonathan Franzen's long-awaited follow-up to The Corrections, the writer has booked the cover of Time magazine — and the headline "Great American Novelist." Franzen's the first living author to appear on the cover since Stephen King, in 2000. Clearly, he's become more comfortable with publicity since the last time he had a novel out. [ArtsBeat/NYT]