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The Strand - Friday 8th October 2010

28 minutes
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Friday 08 October 2010

The best of the world's arts, film, literature and music brought to you every day. Today a special programme with the author Jonathan Franzen. Presented by Mark Coles.

  • Jonathan Franzen

    Jonathan Franzen

    A special edition of the programme. An interview with literary man-of-the-moment the award winning US novelist Jonathan Franzen.

    His new novel Freedom has already become a publishing sensation, hailed as the first great novel of the 21st century according to many reviewers.

    Its author pictured on the front cover of America's prestigious Time Magazine. Jonathan Franzen talks to Mark Coles about Freedom and what he thinks is his role as a writer in a complex changing world.

    Jonathan Franzen at Macmillan
  • Jonathan Franzen

    Jonathan Franzen

    Jonathan Franzen's book Freedom is published by Harper Collins.


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