Jonathan Franzen is an American author. He has won National Book Award and James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his book The Corrections. Franzen has featured on the cover of Time magazine. Franzen was also shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His novel Freedom, released in 2010 acquired him fame and critical acclaim. Franzen is popular for sharing his opinions about social media forums and the e-books creation. Franzen released his novel Purity in 2015.
Franzen was born to Irene and Earl T. Franzen on 17 August 1959 in Illinois. Franzen loved writing since his college days. He studied in Germany as a part of his undergraduate education. He studied in Berlin for a year and became fluent in German.