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Hello Goodbye | Choose One | Tiny News - Posted November 18, 2014
TVNewser: Big news at NBC is also unfortunate news for Jamie Horowitz, who is out as senior VP ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Hello Goodbye | Choose One | Tiny News - Posted November 18, 2014
TVNewser: Big news at NBC is also unfortunate news for Jamie Horowitz, who is out as senior VP ... [FishbowlNY]

Jonathan Franzen to Publish New Novel in 2015 - Posted November 18, 2014
Jonathan Franzen (pictured, via) has been working a new novel entitled Purity. Farrar, Straus & Giroux will publish the book in September 2015. Philip Weinstein will share an analysis of Purity in his f... [GalleyCat]

Philip Weinstein to Pen Jonathan Franzen Biography - Posted September 30, 2014
Author Philip Weinstein plans to pen a biography profiling writer Jonathan Franzen. Reportedly, Franzen himself has given his "blessing" for this project. Bloomsbury will publish Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in Fall 2015. Weinstein has conducted a two-hour interview with Franzen; he wil... [AllTwitter]

Philip Weinstein to Pen Jonathan Franzen Biography - Posted September 30, 2014
Author Philip Weinstein plans to pen a biography profiling writer Jonathan Franzen. Reportedly, Franzen himself has given his "blessing" for this project. Bloomsbury will publish Jonathan Franzen: The Comedy of Rage in Fall 2015. Weinstein has conducted a two-hour interview with Franzen; he wil... [GalleyCat]

Serious Novels Imagined as Children's Books on Tumblr - Posted March 25, 2014
Imagine Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Michael Chabon's The Wonder Boys and ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen's Favorite Graph of the Year Addresses Bird Mortality - Posted December 27, 2013
The Washington Post asked Jonathan Franzen his favorite chart of the year. He chose a pie chart about the causes of bird mortality created by the National Shooting Sports F... [GalleyCat]

Gary Shteyngart & James Franco Play a Married Couple in the 'Little Failure' Book Trailer - Posted December 13, 2013
Have you ever imagined bestselling author Gary Shteyngart and Academy Award-nominated actor James Franco as a married couple? In a book trailer promoting Shteyngart's forthcoming memoir, Little Failure, viewers will see the two men in matching pink bathrobes discussing the title of Shteyngart's ne... [AllTwitter]

Jonathan Franzen's Career Advice for Fiction Writers: 'Make yourself an expert at some arcane thing' - Posted October 22, 2013
Scratch Magazine has opened online, running a long interview with Jonathan Franzen in its first issue. Franzen spoke frankly about his early career as a writer and explained how the publishing world has changed sin... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Weiner to Jonathan Franzen: Twitter Isn't Evil and All Writers Are 'Self-Promoters' - Posted September 20, 2013
How do we classify a popular novelist's Twitter feed: is it marketing? personal branding? public relations? It's a bit of a grey area. But, as Jennifer Weiner so politely told Jonathan Franzen this week, social media is a necessary tool for... [PRNewser]

Jonathan Franzen To Discuss Play Based on His Memoir - Posted November 15, 2012
Novelist Jonathan Franzen and director Daniel Fish will participate in a special talkback called "Franzen on Franzen." This conversation event takes place on November 15th at New York City-based theatre, The Duke on 42nd Street. Attendees will first view a 7 p.m. performance of House for Sale,... [GalleyCat]

Madavor Media Acquires The Writer Lit Mag - Posted August 28, 2012
Madavor Media, a niche-focused media company based in Boston, has acquired the literary magazine The Writer, in a deal whose terms were not disclosed. Through the deal, Madavor has gained the rights to the print, web, and digital properties of the magazine from midwestern media company Kalmbach Publish... [GalleyCat]

HBO Passes on Jonathan Franzen Adaptation - Posted May 1, 2012
After ordering a pilot last year, HBO has passed on The Corrections, a television adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel. Director Noah Baumbach shot the pilot and Fr... [semanticweb.com]

HBO Passes on Jonathan Franzen Adaptation - Posted May 1, 2012
After ordering a pilot last year, HBO has passed on The Corrections, a television adaptation of Jonathan Franzen's bestselling novel. Director Noah Baumbach shot the pilot and Fr... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Signs a Kindle - Posted March 8, 2012
One Reddit user convinced Jonathan Franzen to sign his Kindle eReader this week, earning a "resigned sigh" from the digitally averse novelist. As you can see by the image embedded above, it appears Franz... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen: 'Twitter Is Unspeakably Irritating' - Posted March 6, 2012
Once again, Jonathan Franzen has generated online headlines by making dismissive comments about our online activities. Author Jami Attenberg saw Franzen speak at a Tulane event last night, copying down a few quotes... [GalleyCat]

Byliner Fiction to Launch with New Story by Amy Tan - Posted December 2, 2011
Digital publisher Byliner.com will launch its new fiction initiative with "Rules for Virgins," a new story (set in 1912 Shanghai) by Joy Luck Club author Amy Tan. Byliner Fiction will feature everything from short stories to novellas. Here's more from the release: "We are beginning t... [GalleyCat]

Obi-Wan Kenobi Joins Adaptation of The Corrections - Posted November 22, 2011
Ewan McGregor, the actor who played a crazy private detective in Eye of the Beholder and Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars prequels, ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Confirms Work on 'The Corrections' HBO Series - Posted October 5, 2011
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Noah Baumbach May Adapt 'The Corrections' - Posted September 6, 2011
According to Deadline, filmmaker Noah Baumbach may adapt Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections as an... [GalleyCat]

The New Yorker Chooses 9/11 for First e-Book - Posted August 24, 2011
We're not quite sure how much of an audience there is for e-books, but The New Yorker is certainly grabbing some attention with its first venture into the territory. The Cutline ... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Yorker Chooses 9/11 for First e-Book - Posted August 24, 2011
We're not quite sure how much of an audience there is for e-books, but The New Yorker is certainly grabbing some attention with its first venture into the territory. The Cutline ... [FishbowlNY]

Happy Birthday, Jonathan Franzen - Posted August 17, 2011
Today is novelist Jonathan Franzen's birthday. To celebrate, we explored the GalleyCat archives to recover some of the stories Franzen and Freedom inspired on this blog. Enjoy this trip down memory lane, from Glassesgate to Franzen's first book video (embedded above).... [GalleyCat]

Granta Searching for The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists - Posted July 21, 2011
Granta em portugu s has just launched the search for "The Best of Young Brazilian Novelists." The Portuguese edition of Granta is published in Brazil by Alfaguara, an imprint within Objetiva Publishing Hou... [GalleyCat]

Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn Joins The Paris Review - Posted May 16, 2011
Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn will join The Paris Review as senior editor. According to a post at The Paris Review, current web editor Thessaly La Force is leavin... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Egan Among LA Times Book Prize Winners - Posted May 2, 2011
The LA Times announced the winners of its 2010 Book Prize over the weekend. Included among the winners was author Jennifer Egan, who spoke critically about the Times earlier this month in an intervie... [FishbowlLA]

Was 'The New Yorker' Facebook Campaign a Winner? - Posted April 20, 2011
Last week we wrote about The New Yorker's campaign offering fans who clicked the Facebook "like" button a chance to read a story by ... [PRNewser]

The New Yorker's Facebook Presence Grows Slightly - Posted April 18, 2011
Last Monday, The New Yorker decided to beg for Facebook fans by placing a Jonathan Franzen piece behind its Facebook page. The strategy -... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Yorker's Facebook Presence Grows Slightly - Posted April 18, 2011
Last Monday, The New Yorker decided to beg for Facebook fans by placing a Jonathan Franzen piece behind its Facebook page. The strategy -... [FishbowlNY]

New Yorker's Franzen Freebie | CPB Escapes Cuts | More Yesterday's News - Posted April 13, 2011
Jonathan Franzen writing about his buddy David Foster Wallace? Sounds like crack to a certain breed of contemporary-lit fanboy (i.e., me), which might be why The New Yorker picked just such a piece by Franzen to lure readers into "liking" the magazine on Facebook. Well, I like you anyway, New Yorker--... [MediaJobsDaily]

'The New Yorker' Using Facebook to Attract Long-Form Fans - Posted April 12, 2011
If you like The New Yorker, then you're already getting the magazine and reading it's stories, which are far wordier than most stories being published in major magazines today. (And in many cases far better. Seriously, The New Yorker can be unbelievably grea... [PRNewser]

Jonathan Frazen Writes About David Foster Wallace's Suicide - Posted April 11, 2011
For a limited time, The New Yorker will give Facebook fans free access to a Jonathan Franzen essay about his relationship with the late David Foster Wallace. Follow this link to access the essay. Her... [GalleyCat]

The New Yorker Asks for 'Likes' to View Content - Posted April 11, 2011
Just how much do you enjoy the writing of Jonathan Franzen? The New Yorker is hoping its enough to "like" its Facebook page, because according to Mashable, that's the only way you can view a n... [morningmedianewsfeed]

The New Yorker Asks for 'Likes' to View Content - Posted April 11, 2011
Just how much do you enjoy the writing of Jonathan Franzen? The New Yorker is hoping its enough to "like" its Facebook page, because according to Mashable, that's the only way you can view a n... [FishbowlNY]

Jennifer Egan Wins 2011 Tournament of Books - Posted April 4, 2011
Today A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan has won the 2011 Tournament of Books at The Morning News--a round robin competition that pits books against books every March. A team of literary judges decided each round of the competition, and all... [semanticweb.com]

Jennifer Egan Wins 2011 Tournament of Books - Posted April 4, 2011
Today A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan has won the 2011 Tournament of Books at The Morning News--a round robin competition that pits books against books every March. A team of literary judges decided each round of the competition, and all... [GalleyCat]

LA Times Called Out by Readers for Sexist Photo Flap - Posted March 16, 2011
Last week, the National Book Critics Circle awarded "A Visit From the Goon Squad" by novelist Jennifer Egan its highly-touted prize for fiction. It was... [FishbowlLA]

Writers Rally To Support Novelist Charles Bock & His Family - Posted December 22, 2010
In February, a team of writers will throw ... [semanticweb.com]

Writers Rally To Support Novelist Charles Bock & His Family - Posted December 22, 2010
In February, a team of writers will throw ... [GalleyCat]

Paris Review Gets Monster Truck Show Makeover - Posted December 20, 2010
In a new web video promoting the winter issue of The Paris Review, the literary journal gets an explosive makeover--complete with an announcer that should be narrating monster truck shows. What do you think of the web video makeover for the celebrated journal? If you liked it, you should also check out... [GalleyCat]

Most Of Time Magazine's Top Books Of 2010 Available As eBooks - Posted December 9, 2010
Time Magazine released its Top 10 book lists for 2010 and the good news for eBook fans is that ninety percent of the titles have an eBook edition. The only picks that didn't have an eBook edition were fiction titles Lord of Misrule by ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Oprah Winfrey's Double Dickens Book Club Pick - Posted December 7, 2010
Oprah Winfrey picked a classic double header for her latest book club selection, choosing ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Tops Bad Sex in Fiction Award Nominee List - Posted November 23, 2010
The Literary Review has announced the shortlist for its annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award. ... [GalleyCat]

Ron Charles Reviews 5 Fiction Books in 5 Minutes - Posted November 10, 2010
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Amazon's Top 10 Books Of The Year Feature Only Kindle Titles - Posted November 4, 2010
Amazon.com announced its picks for Best Books of 2010 today, which includes a number of different Top ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Ten Writers Receive $50,000 at 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards - Posted October 28, 2010
Last night The Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation gave ten writers $50,000 each for the 2010 Whiting Writers' Awards--celebrating "exceptional talent and promise in early career." The... [GalleyCat]

Should Tyra Banks Review Books in a Post-Oprah World? - Posted October 26, 2010
Plenty of celebrities--from Kristen Bell to Elizabeth Ba... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Goes to Washington & Meets President Barack Obama - Posted October 25, 2010
ABC News senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper caught Jonathan Franzen at the White House this afterno... [GalleyCat]

National Book Award Finalists Announced for 2010 - Posted October 13, 2010
Today the National Book Foundation (NBF) announced the finalists for the 2010 National Book Awards. Novelist Pat Conroy made the official announcement at the Flannery O'Connor Child... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Discusses 'The Snatched Eyeglasses' on NPR's All Things Considered: UPDATED - Posted October 5, 2010
Novelist Jonathan Franzen appeared on All Things Considered this evening to discuss the theft of his glasses at a book party. ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen's Glasses Stolen; Ransom Note Left Behind - Posted October 4, 2010
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Jonathan Franzen Copies Pulped in UK - Posted October 4, 2010
Several thousand copies of Jonathan Franzen's Freedom will be pulped in Britain following a printing error. Instead of printing the finalized manuscript, the printing company mistakenly used an older copy. UPDATE: HaperCollins UK has ... [GalleyCat]

Evil Wylie Twitter Writer Gives Interview - Posted September 2, 2010
The satirical writer Evil Wylie granted his or her first interview to Independent Publisher. For weeks, the anonymous writer has posed as a fictional version of literary agent Andrew Wylie on Twitter. In the interview, ... [GalleyCat]

Will Oprah Winfrey Select Jonathan Franzen for Her Book Club? - Posted September 1, 2010
Will literary trendsetter Oprah Winfrey select Jonathan Franzen's Freedom for her next book club? The Newtonville Books blog has speculated... [GalleyCat]

Jennifer Weiner Leads Franzenfreude Movement - Posted August 24, 2010
Frustrated with copious coverage of Jonathan Franzen's new novel, Freedom, novelist ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Criticizes Author Videos in New Author Video - Posted August 15, 2010
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Jonathan Franzen in Vogue Magazine; Literary Internet Responds - Posted August 13, 2010
Yesterday Time magazine generated some online headlines for putting novelist Jonathan Franzen on the cover--the first author to grace the cover in a decade. Today we have another glossy magazine profile and Franzen image for you. Vogue ran ... [GalleyCat]

Jonathan Franzen Graces Cover of Time Magazine - Posted August 12, 2010
Jonathan Franzen has become the first living novelist to grace the cover of Time magazine in ten years. Novelist Stephen King was the last writer to hold to coveted spot, back in 2000. Here's ... [GalleyCat]

FSG Editor Lorin Stein Tapped as Editor for The Paris Review - Posted March 5, 2010
Today The Paris Review board announced that Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Lorin Stein will replace Philip Gourevitch as the editor of the beloved literary journal. He starts in April. 3... [GalleyCat]

It Was the Best of Tweets, It Was the Worst of Tweets - Posted July 14, 2009
In honor of Bastille Day, author Matt Stewart will publish "The French Revolution" entirely on Twitter, estimating it will take 3,700 tweets to micro-blog his 480,000-character debut nov... [GalleyCat]

Edward P. Jones Takes Prizewinning Prize - Posted June 15, 2009
According to the literary blog The Millions, "The Known World" by Edward P. Jones is the most prize-winning novel since 1995. "The Corrections" by ... [GalleyCat]

Writers Slash Their Not-So Favorite Books Into Pieces - Posted May 21, 2007
Earlier this month, Wall Street Journal theater critic Terry Teachout espoused the joys of brevity in books in his most recent "Sightings" column on Orion's plans to publish abridged editions of classic novels. Now the New York Times' Motoko Rich pushes the idea forward in a not-entirely-serious vein, aski... [GalleyCat]

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