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Jeffrey Eugenides

USA flag (b.1960)

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
   The Virgin Suicides (1993)
   Middlesex (2002)
   The Marriage Plot (2011)
   Fresh Complaint (2017)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Complainers (2020)
Anthologies edited
Omnibus editions show
Jeffrey Eugenides recommends
My Year Abroad (2021)
Chang-Rae Lee
"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."
The Dependents (2018)
Katharine Dion
"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."
The Female Persuasion (2018)
Meg Wolitzer
"The wit, intelligence and deep feeling of Wolitzer's writing are extraordinary."

More recommendations 

Anthologies containing stories by Jeffrey Eugenides
The Best American Short Stories 2019 (2019)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Anthony Doerr
The Burned Children of America (2003)
edited by
Marco Cassini, Zadie Smith and Martina Testa

More anthologies 

James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2003) : Middlesex
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2003) : Middlesex
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2004) : Middlesex
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (2007) : Middlesex

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