A highly acclaimed American novelist Jonathan Franzen is best-known for his novel The Corrections - a masterpiece of social observation and twentieth-century family dynamics. The novel won the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction and the 2002 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for fiction and was a finalist for the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Franzen’s other works include: Purity, How to Be Alone, Strong Motion and The End of the End of the Earth.
In The End of the End of the Earth, which gathers essays and speeches written mostly in the past five years, Jonathan Franzen returns with renewed vigour to the themes - both human and literary - that have long preoccupied him. Whether exploring his complex relationship with his uncle, recounting his young adulthood in New York, or offering an illuminating look at the global seabird crisis, these pieces contain all the wit and disabused realism that we've come to expect from Franzen.