Winner of the 2001 National Book Award and shortlisted for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for his novel The Corrections,
Jonathan Franzen is, according to Granta
magazine, one of the best young US novelists. Freedom,
his fourth novel, has been received in the USA as the first great American book of the 21st century. Focussing on the private life of a US family over the last four decades, the novel is an incisive X-ray of our times. Only the sixth writer in history to feature on the cover of Time
magazine, he will talk to the writer Juan Gabriel Vásquez.