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Dave Eggers

(Boston, 1970)
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American writer and editor

Dave Eggers (Boston, 1970) is the writer of books such as What Is the What (runner-up of the National Book Critics Circle Award), The Wild Things, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle and Heroes of the Frontier, which have made him prominent among the great names of American literature today. His work has been nominated for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2018, he published The Monk of Mokha, a real-life account about a young Muslim man which emerged from an intense research task that lasted three years.

He is founder of the publishing company McSweeney’s and two prominent literary journals, including The Believer. He is a co-founder of 826 Valencia, a centre that offers writing classes on a non-profit basis to young people in San Francisco. He was selected in 2005 as one of the hundred most influential people in the United States by Time magazine.

 

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