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Jennifer Egan

USA flag (b.1962)

Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John's College, Cambridge.

Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From The Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her non-fiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Horror
   The Invisible Circus (1994)
   Look at Me (2001)
   The Keep (2006)
   Manhattan Beach (2017)
   Emerald City (1993)
Novellas and Short Stories
   Black Box (2012)
   Why China? (2016)
Series contributed to
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (2001) : Look at Me
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2008) : The Keep
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : A Visit from the Goon Squad
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2011) : A Visit from the Goon Squad
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (2011) : A Visit from the Goon Squad
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : A Visit from the Goon Squad
Walter Scott Prize Best Historical Novel nominee (2018) : Manhattan Beach

Jennifer Egan recommends
Lucky Dogs (2023)
Helen Schulman
"Part thriller, part Hollywood satire, Lucky Dogs is a brash, sometimes heartbreaking saga in which trauma and self-preservation converge across decades and continents. This is Helen Schulman's best novel yet."
I Have Some Questions for You (2023)
Rebecca Makkai
"Part boarding school drama, part forensic whodunnit, I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS FOR YOU is a true literary mystery -haunting and hard to put down."
The Partition (2022)
Don Lee
"The Partition is flat-out brilliant: a witty, kaleidoscopic tear through questions of race and identity in America today by a writer who has wrought luminous fiction from these issues for years. Don Lee's collection offers vivid, entertaining proof that ethnicity is never straightforward or easy - no matter who we are, or where we stand."
On a Night of a Thousand Stars (2022)
Andrea Yaryura Clark
"With suspense and heartbreak, Andrea Yaryura Clark's debut novel explores the human toll of Argentina's Dirty War, whose atrocities can still upend the most cloistered and prosperous lives. On a Night of a Thousand Stars turns one woman's genealogical quest into a searing indictment of the complicity inherent in cultural silence."
Homeland Elegies (2020)
Ayad Akhtar
"A passionate, wrenching portrayal of Americans exiled into otherness by a post 9/11 world."

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