Jonathan Franzen http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Jonathan Franzen on freedom, fiction, and finding meaning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jonathan-franzen-freedom-fiction-and-finding-meaning <p>Today we got the chance to visit with Webster Groves native and acclaimed author Jonathan Franzen about his latest novel <em>Freedom</em>, his inspirations, and his methods. &nbsp;You can hear the whole conversation in the<a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/slota/archivedetail.php?date='2011-09-28'"> St. Louis on the Air archives</a>, but here are some highlights:</p><p><em><strong>On whether or not he&#39;s working on a new book</strong></em></p><p>It takes me a long time to write a book. They&rsquo;re years in development before I get any pages I can believe in.&nbsp; I have some vague thoughts.&nbsp; Usually the vague thoughts I have at this stage, they turn out to be completely wrong headed.</p><p> Wed, 28 Sep 2011 21:02:06 +0000 Libby Franklin 2147 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jonathan Franzen on freedom, fiction, and finding meaning