The New Yorker Festival: Ann Beattie and Jonathan Franzen: Fiction Night: Readings

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Audiobook Summary:Recorded live at the 2007 New Yorker Festival in New York City. Jonathan Franzen has contributed fiction, essays, and reporting to The New Yorker since 1994. His novel The Corrections , parts of which first appeared in the magazine, won the 2001 National Book Award. He is also the author of the novels The Twenty-Seventh City and Strong Motion ; the essay collection How to Be Alone ; and The Discomfort Zone: A Personal History , which came out in 2006. Ann Beattie has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1974. Her many books include the novels The Doctor's House , Another You , Picturing Will , and Chilly Scenes of Winter , and the story collections Park City , Where You'll Find Me , and Follies . She is the recipient of the Rea Award for the Short Story and the pen / Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and holds the Edgar Allan Poe Chair of the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Virginia.