Dave Eggers





Dave Eggers

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March 12, 1970

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Dave Eggers is the author of seven previous books, including his most recent, The Circle, a captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism that soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Eggers is the founder and editor of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal, a monthly magazine (The Believer), and Wholphin, a quarterly DVD of short films and documentaries. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari he co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in the Mission District of San Francisco. Local communities have since opened sister 826 centers in Chicago, L...more


Average rating: 3.77 · 307,306 ratings · 31,105 reviews · 96 distinct works · Similar authors
A Heartbreaking Work of Sta...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 115,976 ratings — published 2000 — 54 editions
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What is the What
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 47,406 ratings — published 2006 — 43 editions
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Zeitoun
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 41,441 ratings — published 2009 — 37 editions
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You Shall Know Our Velocity!
3.61 of 5 stars 3.61 avg rating — 19,707 ratings — published 2002 — 38 editions
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The Circle
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 20,521 ratings — published 2013 — 25 editions
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A Hologram for the King
3.34 of 5 stars 3.34 avg rating — 12,313 ratings — published 2012 — 38 editions
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How We are Hungry
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 9,638 ratings — published 2004 — 20 editions
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The Wild Things
3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 5,136 ratings — published 2009 — 39 editions
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“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
Dave Eggers

“We are unusual and tragic and alive.”
Dave Eggers
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“I will not wait to love as best as I can. We thought we were young and that there would be time to love well sometime in the future. This is a terrible way to think. It is no way to live, to wait to love.”
Dave Eggers, What is the What

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