Jonathan Franzen and the World Trade Center — This week, two stories from the World Trade Center as it once was: Kurt Andersen talks with Philippe Petit about his daring tightrope walk between the towers in 1974, and Stephen Vitiello composes music using the sounds of the building. Plus, the novelist Jonathan Franzen
Author Jonathan Franzen joins Fresh Air to discuss his critically acclaimed and award-winning novel, The Corrections. It is a saga about two generations of an American family; the parents and their children.
Jonathan Franzen reads Veronica Geng’s “Love Trouble Is My Business” and Ian Frazier’s “Coyote v. Acme” and discusses them with The New Yorker’s fiction editor, Deborah Treisman.
At a book party at the Serpentine Club, two men grabbed the writer’s eyeglasses, left a ransom note, and fled into Hyde Park. The culprit was caught 30 minutes later, and Franzen has his glasses back.