Dave Eggers


Born
in Boston, Massachusetts, The United States
March 12, 1970

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Dave Eggers is the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine, The Believer. McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of eight tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connec ...more

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The Circle

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What Is the What

4.16 avg rating — 73,257 ratings — published 2006 — 60 editions
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Zeitoun

4.07 avg rating — 69,111 ratings — published 2009 — 61 editions
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You Shall Know Our Velocity!

3.63 avg rating — 27,600 ratings — published 2002 — 49 editions
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A Hologram for the King

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How We Are Hungry

3.75 avg rating — 12,966 ratings — published 2005 — 30 editions
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The Monk of Mokha

4.03 avg rating — 12,384 ratings — published 2018 — 38 editions
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Heroes of the Frontier

3.44 avg rating — 11,475 ratings — published 2016 — 35 editions
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The Wild Things

3.46 avg rating — 8,180 ratings — published 2009 — 49 editions
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“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.”
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“We are unusual and tragic and alive.”
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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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