Jeffrey Eugenides was educated at Stanford and Brown Universities. He has written stories published in the PARIS REVIEW and received the Aga Khan prize for fiction. He was named one of GRANTA's Best of Young American Novelists in 1996.
Genres: Literary Fiction
Jeffrey Eugenides recommends
A Strange Commonplace (2006)
"Sorrentino [is] a writer like no other. He's learned, companionable, ribald, brave, mathematical, at once virtuosic and somehow without ego. Sorrentino's books break free of the routine that inevitably accompanies traditional narrative and through a passionate renunciation shine with an unforgiving, yet cleansing, light."
The Female Persuasion (2018)
"The wit, intelligence and deep feeling of Wolitzer's writing are extraordinary."
The Dependents (2018)
"When this book arrived in the mail, its author, Katharine Dion, was a person unknown to me. Not anymore. The Dependents is a fine debut, full of intelligent writing and free of the canine desire to please that afflicts so much contemporary writing. And yet this book pleases on many levels. I will look for Ms. Dion's work in the future."
My Year Abroad (2021)
"My Year Abroad is a strange and stirring amalgam: a tender novel about business, ambition, and appetite. With great generosity, and in a searching, democratic spirit, Chang-rae Lee describes the enticements, mirages, pleasures and catastrophes that attend not only the pursuit of wealth but the pursuit of happiness in all its forms, romantic, domestic, and, yes, gustatory. In Pong Lou, he has given American literature a character who deserves his place among other tragic dreamers, from Gatsby to J.R."
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