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?