Jonathan Franzen reads in L.A.

There's been a lot of debate about Franzen and his novel "Freedom," and close to 600 people came out to hear him last night at the Aratani Japan-America Theater in Downtown. The first question from the audience was about the news that "Freedom" is Oprah Winfrey's next book club pick," writes Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy. "'She gets to have the moment of announcing,' Franzen said smoothly, moving on to the next question."

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