Jeffrey Eugenides

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Jeffrey Eugenides


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in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
March 08, 1960

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Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish extraction.

Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent. He attended Grosse Pointe's private University Liggett School. He took his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1983. He later earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

In 1986 he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for his story "Here Comes Winston, Full of the Holy Spirit". His 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the 1999 film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola. The novel was reissued in 2009.

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Average rating: 3.94 · 1,261,625 ratings · 48,990 reviews · 27 distinct works · Similar authors
Middlesex

3.97 avg rating — 478,980 ratings — published 2002 — 119 editions
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The Virgin Suicides

3.82 avg rating — 157,886 ratings — published 1993 — 93 editions
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The Marriage Plot

3.42 avg rating — 94,460 ratings — published 2011 — 31 editions
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My Mistress's Sparrow is De...

3.91 avg rating — 2,487 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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Air Mail

3.64 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2003 — 3 editions
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Find the Bad Guy

3.79 avg rating — 108 ratings — published 2013
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Extreme Solitude

3.85 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2010
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March

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Jeffrey Eugenides Collectio...

4.10 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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"Three brainy Ivy Leaguers fumble in love in The Marriage Plot, a new novel from the author of Middlesex. Eugenides discusses the struggle between our heads and our hearts." ...More

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“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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