Jonathan Franzen

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Birthday
17, 1959
Birthplace
Western Springs, IL
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Birthday
17, 1959 (age 59)
Birthplace
Western Springs, IL

About

An American novelist, he is best known for works such as The Corrections and Freedom. The latter novel focuses on an elderly Midwestern couple and their three children.

Before Fame

While attending Wayne State University, he studied abroad in Germany and became fluent in German.

Trivia

He won a National Book Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Family Life

He married Valerie Cornell in 1982; they later divorced.

Associated With

He was close friends with writer David Foster Wallace.