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Award-Winning Novelist Jonathan Franzen to Give Reading at Pomona College

Jonathan Franzen, author of the best-selling novel "The Corrections" (2001), will give a reading from his work, at Pomona College, on November 29. The event, which is part of the Pomona College English Department’s Literary Series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Rose Hills Theatre in Smith Campus Center. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge to attend. For additional information, call (909) 607-2212.

Franzen received the national National Book Award for "The Corrections," which was also nominated for the 2002 Pen/Faulkner Award, the American Booksellers Association Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His other works include the novels "The Twenty-Seventh City" (1988) and "Strong Motion" (1992), and the collection of essays "How to Be Alone "(2002). He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Writer’s Award and the American Academy’s Berlin Prize.

Born near Chicago in 1959, Franzen attended Swarthmore College, graduating in 1981. He studied in Berlin as a Fulbright Scholar and later took a job at Harvard University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Currently, Franzen lives in New York City where he often writes for The New Yorker.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts institutions, offers a comprehensive program in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.