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Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers grew up near Chicago and graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney’s publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco’s Mission District. Sister centers have since opened in seven other American cities under the umbrella of 826 National, and like-minded centers have opened in Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Birmingham, Alabama, among other locations. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the American Book Award. Eggers lives in Northern California with his family.  
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Dave Eggers's Books

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

From Dave Eggers, best-selling author of The Circle, a tightly controlled, emotionally searching novel. Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?...

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The Circle

The Circle

The Circle is the exhilarating new novel from Dave Eggers, best-selling author of A Hologram for the King, a finalist for the National Book Award. When...

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A Hologram for the King

A Hologram for the King

A National Book Award FinalistOne of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the YearOne of the Best Books of the Year from The Boston Globe and San...

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Zeitoun

Zeitoun

National Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book An O, The Oprah Magazine Terrific Read of the YearA Huffington Post Best Book of the Year A New Yorker Favorite Book of the Year...

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The Wild Things

The Wild Things

Max is a rambunctious eight-year-old whose world is changing around him: His father is absent, his mother is increasingly distracted, and his teenage sister has outgrown ...

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You Shall Know Our Velocity

You Shall Know Our Velocity

In his first novel, Dave Eggers has written a moving and hilarious tale of two friends who fly around the world trying to give away a lot of money and free themselves from a profound...

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How We Are Hungry

How We Are Hungry

“These tales reinvigorate…the short story with a jittery sense of adventure.”  —San Francisco Chronicle Dave Eggers—Pulitzer Prize finalist for A Heartbreaking Work...

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What Is the What

What Is the What

New York Times Notable Book New York Times BestsellerWhat Is the What is the epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along...

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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius

National Bestseller The literary sensation of the year, a book that redefines both family and narrative for the twenty-first century. A Heartbreaking Work of...

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Rave Reviews for A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

Rave Reviews for A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers

…his daughter’s college tuition so she won’t have to drop out. Days and weeks pass, and the king does not arrive. Yet Alan hangs on because he has no choice: his survival depends on this deal. In A Hologram for the King, Dave Eggers takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together. It’s a book that’s sure to get your book club talking—and it’s inspired ravess from cri…

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Dave Eggers’s The Circle Is a Critical Hit

Dave Eggers’s The Circle Is a Critical Hit

That reviewers have raved about Dave Eggers’s latest bestselling novel The Circle, new in paperback from Vintage, comes as no surprise. Eggers’s tale about a Big Brother–like Internet giant is a timely reminder of the threat technology poses to individual privacy and society as a whole. In the novel, doe-eyed Mae Holland embarks on what seems like a promising career at the world’s most powerful tech company, the Circle, but soon her role becomes…

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Knopf Responds to Claim Against Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’

Knopf Responds to Claim Against Dave Eggers’ ‘The Circle’

Dave Eggers has not read The Boy Kings. He did not, in fact, read any books about internet companies while working on The Circle. This was a conscious decision. He did not want his book to appear to be based on a specific company. At Knopf and Vintage, we have come to know Dave as both a partner and a friend. He is an enormous talent, a writer of great integrity, one whose work we are proud to publish. Media Resources: About the book | About the…

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Media Center: ‘Circle’ by Dave Eggers

Media Center: ‘Circle’ by Dave Eggers

WHO: Dave Eggers WHAT: THE CIRCLE, a novel WHEN: Published by Knopf October 8, 2013 WHERE: Set in California. WHY: “A stunning work. A cautionary tale of subversive power in the digital age suavely packaged as a Silicon Valley social satire…Eggers presents a Swiftian scenario absurd in its logic and compelling in its motives.” —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred “Ambitious, terrifying, and eerily plausible. Eggers brilliantly depicts the In…

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Media Center: ‘Your Fathers Where Are They?…’ by Dave Eggers

Media Center: ‘Your Fathers Where Are They?…’ by Dave Eggers

WHO: Dave Eggers WHAT: YOUR FATHERS, WHERE ARE THEY? AND THE PROPHETS, DO THEY LIVE FOREVER? a novel WHEN: Published by Knopf June 17, 2014 WHERE: Set on an abandoned military base in California. WHY: The story of one man struggling to make sense of his country, seeking answers the only way he knows how… In a barracks on an abandoned military base, miles from the nearest road, Thomas watches as the man he has brought wakes up. Kev, a NASA…

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