More Jonathan Franzen & Oprah Winfrey Book Club Rumors

By Jason Boog Comment


Melville House publisher Dennis Johnson stoked the rumor mill this week, blogging: “Reliable sources tell me Oprah has selected Franzen’s newest book, Freedom, for her revived book club.”

Earlier this month, we covered speculation that Oprah Winfrey might select Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. A few industry experts dismissed Franzen rumors the last time they surfaced, but Johnson has been writing about the publishing industry for a long time–do you think his prediction will come true on September 17 when the true pick is revealed?

In 2001, Franzen famously mentioned that “I considered turning it down” when he was offered a spot on Winfrey’s show and was un-invited from the show. (Via Publishers Weekly)