Posted on June 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The Guardian has some mixed reports on whether Jonathan Franzen will truly hang up his pen/turn off his laptop.

The author of The Corrections and Freedom told The New York Times that that his next novel might be his final one, while also telling The Guardian that he doesn’t “ever plan to retire.”

The chatter comes as Showtime has halted production of its adaptation of Franzen's novel Purity, because of scheduling conflicts with star Daniel Craig. (Full story here.)

He is also still set to release an essay collection, The End of the End of the Earth, this November.

Franzen would join a huge crowd of authors who cried retire, if he produces more than just one additional book. (It must be noted that Freedom and Purity were both said to be his last works.)

So, what’s your bet on his retirement? Or your hope?

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