Dave Eggers

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




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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A Heartbreaking Work of Sta...

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The Circle

3.44 avg rating — 189,496 ratings — published 2013 — 114 editions
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What Is the What

4.11 avg rating — 82,408 ratings — published 2006 — 60 editions
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4.04 avg rating — 75,974 ratings — published 2009 — 62 editions
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You Shall Know Our Velocity!

3.63 avg rating — 28,014 ratings — published 2002 — 9 editions
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A Hologram for the King

3.29 avg rating — 27,067 ratings — published 2012 — 75 editions
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The Monk of Mokha

4.05 avg rating — 14,435 ratings — published 2018 — 42 editions
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How We Are Hungry

3.75 avg rating — 13,110 ratings — published 2005 — 31 editions
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Heroes of the Frontier

3.44 avg rating — 12,155 ratings — published 2016 — 36 editions
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The Wild Things

3.45 avg rating — 8,438 ratings — published 2009 — 50 editions
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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.”
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