Jonathan Franzen reading and discussion with Brigid Hughes – Eat, Drink & Be Literary at BAMcafé

April 2018

Interviews Reading Audio


Presented by the National Book Foundation and BAM

Jonathan Franzen then reads from his autobiography The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History, an interview follows by moderator Brigid Hughes. Franzen talks candidly about his life as a writer, the difficulty of writing fiction post-9/11 and the difference between being a Hollywood celebrity and a “famous” writer. And yes, during the audience Q&A Franzen talks about what happened when The Corrections was chosen by Oprah Winfrey for her book club.