If you’ve been keeping track of novelist Jonathan Franzen lately, you probably know he’s become completely enthralled with birds. His enthusiasm is evident even while traipsing through manure to view them. And perhaps this love of birding and being closer to nature is part of what moved him to sell his Upper East Side apartment and relocate to Santa Cruz, CA. (Or perhaps it was his relationship with his “spouse equivalent,” writer Kathryn Chetkovich, who lives there.)
And what does the apartment of a National Book Award-winning novelist — author of the bestselling “Freedom” and “The Corrections” — look like? Exactly what you would expect. For starters, it’s low-key, even a bit rumpled, and has plenty of bookshelves. See for yourself.