Jonathan Franzen was born in Western Springs, Illinois, in 1959, and grew up in Webster Groves,
Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. After graduating from Swarthmore College in
1981 he studied at the Freie Universitšt in Berlin as a Fulbright scholar and
later worked in a seismology lab at Harvard University's Department of Earth and
Planetary Sciences. In addition to winning a Whiting Writer's Award in 1998 and
the American Academy's Berlin Prize in 2000, he has been named one of "Twenty
Writers for the 21st Century" by The New Yorker and one of the "Best
Young American Novelists" by Granta.
Mr. Franzen is the author of The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion and is a frequent contributor to Harper's and The New Yorker (where portions of The Corrections have appeared). He lives in New York City.
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