Franzen on Time Magazine Cover: First Author in Ten Years, Possibly the Last one Ever?

I was happy that Lev Grossman pulled some magic (get it?), and got Jonathan Franzen on the cover of Time.  I haven’t read the article yet, and I’m not really sure how many people actually read Time (a lot?  A lot less than ten years ago?), but it seems like a step in the right direction.

And I hate to ask, but I wonder if it will be the last time an author graces the front page of the magazine — or any major print publication for that matter?

1 comment

  1. I read the article. Great! I think it’s a compliment he wasn’t asked to be on the Oprah Winfrey show. (?) I read some of those books, not because of her, just a coincidence. None were any of my favorites.
    Does anyone who matters really care what she thinks?
    Franzen has joined the ranks of John Gardner, Anne Lamott, Shirley Jackson, and Louise Erdrich to name a few.