Franzen Strikes Again


Audience member: Who are your biggest influences?

Michael Chabon: I’d have to say my good friend Jonathan Franzen. I thought his novel The Corrections needed none. 

Jonathan Franzen: Well in turn, I’d have to say my biggest influence is…Albert Camus. 

Chabon: You were supposed to say me! I blurbed you!

Franzen: Yeah, and it looks real sweet on my dust jacket. How do you like me now?