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Jonathan FranzenJonathan Franzen was born August 17, 1959 in Western Springs, Illinois. He graduated from Swarthmore College with a degree in German in 1981. As part of his undergraduate education, he studied abroad in Germany during the 1979-80 academic year with Wayne State University's Junior Year in Munich program. He also studied on a Fulbright Scholarship at Freie UniversitŠt Berlin in Berlin in 1981-82.

Franzen sold his first novel, The Twenty-Seventh City, in 1987. He speaks fluent German and spends his time between New York City and Santa Cruz, California.

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Corrections, The | Franzen, Jonathan | First Edition Trade Paper Book Franzen, Jonathan | Corrections, The | First Edition Trade Paper Book

First Edition Trade Paper Book. 2001 NY: Picador First Trade Paperback edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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First Edition Hardcover Book. 2010 NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Jonathan Franzen Bibliography

Novels
  • The Twenty-Seventh City - 1988
  • Strong Motion - 1992
  • The Corrections - 2001
  • Freedom - 2010
  • Purity - 2015
Non-Fiction
  1. How to Be Alone - 2002
  2. The Discomfort Zone - 2006
  3. Farther Away - 2012
Jonathan Franzen Awards
  • 1988 Whiting Writers' Award
  • 1996 Guggenheim Fellowship
  • 2000 Berlin Prize (American Academy in Berlin)
  • 2001 National Book Award (Fiction) for The Corrections
  • 2001 Salon Book Award (Fiction) for The Corrections
  • 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner (Fiction) for The Corrections
  • 2010 Salon Book Award (Fiction) for Freedom
  • 2010 Galaxy National Book Awards, International Author of the Year, Freedom
  • 2012 Carlos Fuentes Medal (Inaugural award)
  • 2013 Welt-Literaturpreis
  • 2015 Budapest Grand Prize

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