Is there a reason to write novels anymore?
Long reads for your long weekend.
"Man-up and deal with it, guys."
"Twitter stands for everything I oppose."
"It'll be like no TV I've ever seen."
The pilot is under way.
They'll star in HBO's adaptation of the Jonathan Franzen novel.
So said Franzen at 'The New Yorker' Festival.
HBO to adapt Jonathan Franzen's 2001 novel.
An apology to Jennifer Weiner for Egan's chick-lit dismissal: "The person who’s criticizing should know what they’re saying and whom they’re criticizing. I was just vague on my facts."
We know because Elif Batuman asked him.
"It was still hard not to feel wounded by the part of him that had chose the adulation of strangers over the love of the people closest to him."
Rounding up gifts for everyone on your list, from the gadget junkies to Sondheim fanatics to wannabe Mad Men.
"I spoke in very long sentences, and little pieces of those sentences sounded bad, and your feelings were probably understandably hurt, and next thing we knew it had become this thing."
Awards, notoriously, mean almost nothing — particularly in literature.
'Freedom' wasn't nominated for the prize.
And a party crasher.
The 'Freedom' author isn't brought to tears by R.E.M. and Eric Clapton like the average man.
Someone really wanted a piece of Franzen
80,000 copies of Jonathan Franzen's novel contained errors.
Franzen and Oprah kiss and make up.
"I actually have a lot of those feelings myself."
He's still working on 'The Corrections.'
Plus: Jonathan Franzen thinks he looks shifty.
The book is still a day away from being the news. For now, it's still him.