Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of numerous books, including A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award, and ZEITOUN, winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. His novel WHAT IS THE WHAT was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici. That book, about Valentino Achak Deng, a survivor of the civil war in Sudan, gave birth to the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, which operates a secondary school in South Sudan run by Mr. Deng.

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:, a quarterly DVD of short films and documentaries, Wholphin, and an oral history series, Voice of Witness. In 2002, with Nínive Calegari he cofounded 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, Los Angeles, New York, Ann Arbor, Seattle, Boston and Washington, DC.

A native of Chicago, Eggers now lives in Northern California with his wife and two children.

Dave Eggers

Books by Dave Eggers

by Dave Eggers - Adventure, Fiction, Literary Fiction

Josie and her children’s father have split up, she’s been sued by a former patient and lost her dental practice, and she’s grieving the death of a young man senselessly killed. When her ex asks to take the children to meet his new fiancée’s family, Josie makes a run for it, figuring Alaska is about as far as she can get without a passport. She and her kids, Paul and Ana, rent a rattling old RV named the Chateau, and at first their trip feels like a vacation. But as they drive, pushed north by the ubiquitous wildfires, Josie is chased by enemies both real and imagined, past mistakes pursuing her tiny family, even to the very edge of civilization.

by Dave Eggers - Fiction

Thomas is in his mid-30s and furious at the world. America isn’t doing all it can to be the best, and he wants restitution for the murder of his friend, Don Banh. So he kidnaps seven people, including his mother and a disabled former Congressman, takes them to an abandoned Army barracks, and interrogates them. Dave Eggers’s latest, written entirely in dialogue, chronicles Thomas’s attempt to find out what happened to his friend, and to America.

by Dave Eggers - Dystopian, Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In the middle of a World Cup match in June 2010, Martin Servaz receives a call from a long-lost lover. A few miles away in the town of Marsac, Classics professor Claire Diemar has been brutally murdered. As if that weren't disturbing enough, Servaz receives a cryptic email indicating that Julian Hirtmann, the most twisted of all serial killers, is back…and hitting a little too close to home. With the help of detectives Irene Ziegler and Esperandieu, Servaz will have to uncover a world of betrayal and depravity to connect the dots between these gruesome murders that keep re-opening wounds from his past.