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Dave Eggers

USA (1970 - )
Husband of Vendela Vida

Dave Eggers, author of the phenomenal bestseller A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and editor of McSweeney's, is inaugural guest editor. He is the founder of 826 Valencia, a San Francisco writing lab for city youth.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

Series contributed to
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2012) : A Hologram for the King
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2014) : The Circle
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Book nominee (2016) : Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?

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"I devour anything Ann Cummins does, she's as good as we have."

Lost Joy (2002)
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Dear Mr. President
Dear Mr. President (2002)
Gabe Hudson
"Beyond their great narrative propulsion and their astonishing but always balanced surreality and humor, Gabe Hudson's stories have a crucial and rare thing: soul. He's an important writer."

Things You Should Know (2002)
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"Insanely good... huge meaty stories."
The Seas
The Seas (2004)
Samantha Hunt
"One of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years. This book will linger . . . in your head for a good long time."
The Coast of Akron
The Coast of Akron (2005)
Adrienne Miller
"One of the wittiest and most humane writers we have."

No One Belongs Here More Than You (2005)
Miranda July
"Incredibly charming, beautifully written, frequently laugh-out-loud funny."
Don't I Know You?
Don't I Know You? (2006)
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"Riveting and deeply felt and true."
Travel Writing
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"Totally captivating and page-turning on one level, completely soulful and honest on another level, beautifully written."
Look at the Birdie
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"Relentlessly fun to read."

Memory Wall (2010)
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"Doerr has set a new standard for what a story can do."

What He's Poised to Do (2010)
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"One of the most versatile, consistently surprising writers at work today."

Luminarium (2011)
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"Luminarium is dizzyingly smart and provocative, exploring as it does the state of the present, of technology, of what is real and what is ephemeral. But the thing that separates Luminarium from other books that discuss avatars, virtual reality and the like is that Alex Shakar is committed throughout with trying, relentlessly, to flat-out explain the meaning of life. This book is funny, and soulful, and very sad, but so intellectually invigorating that you'll want to read it twice."

Jack Holmes and His Friend (2012)
Edmund White
"Edmund White is one of the three or four most virtuosic living writers of sentences in the English language."

This Is the Water (2014)
Yannick Murphy
"Yannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring and original writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer of human behavior. . . . Murphy’s work provides pretty much unexceeded reading pleasure."

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