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Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois on August 17, 1959. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 1981, and went on to study at the Freie University in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar. He worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences after graduation. His works include The Twenty-Seventh City (1988), Strong Motion (1992), How to Be Alone (2002), and The Discomfort Zone (2006). The Corrections (2001) won a National Book Award and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction. Freedom (2010) is an Oprah Book Club selection. He also won a Whiting Writers' Award in 1988 and the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000. He is also a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker. In 2015 his title Purity made The New Yort Times and New Zealand Best Seller List. (Bowker Author Biography)
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1959 in Western Springs / Illinois geboren, wuchs in einer Vorstadt von St. Louis auf. 1988 veröffentlichte er den Roman "The Twenty-Seventh City", 1992 "Strong Motion". Für seinen dritten Roman und sensationellen Erfolg "The Corrections" erhielt er 2001 den National Book Award verliehen. Schon vorher hat ihn die Zeitschrift The New Yorker unter die "Twenty Writers for the 21st Century" gerechnet. Jonathan Franzen lebt in New York.
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