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Jennifer Egan


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

She is the author of three novels, The Invisible Circus, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and the bestselling The Keep, and a short story collection, Emerald City. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.
 
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Jennifer Egan recommends
A Day At the Beach
A Day At the Beach (2007)
Helen Schulman
"A brave, ambitious, and devastating look at the impact of a national tragedy upon individual lives."

Night Swim (2011)
Jessica Keener
"This gripping first novel announces the arrival of a strong, distinct and fully evolved new voice."

The Next Right Thing (2012)
Dan Barden
"Everything you could hope for from a novel: suspenseful, hilarious, angry - above all, wildly original."

The Girls (2016)
Emma Cline
"Emma Cline’s first novel positively hums with fresh, startling, luminous prose. The Girls announces the arrival of a thrilling new voice in American fiction."

Woman No. 17 (2017)
Edan Lepucki
"In her arresting debut novel, Edan Lepucki conjures a lush, intricate, deeply disturbing vision of the future, then masterfully exploits its dramatic possibilities."


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