Dave Eggers (born March 12, 1970) is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He wrote the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius . He is ook the founder of McSweeney’s , a literary journal; the co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia , and a human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness , and the founder of ScholarMatch , a program dat matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. His writing has Appeared in verschillende magazines.
Eggers was born in Boston, Massachusetts , one of four siblings. His Father, John K. Eggers (1936-1991), an attorney, was Protestant. His mother, Heidi McSweeney Eggers (1940-1992), a school teacher, was Catholic. When Eggers was still a child, the family moved to the suburb of Lake Forest , near Chicago, where he attended high school and was a Classmate or actor Vince Vaughn . Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , in fact thing to get a degree in journalism.  But, his studies in later interrupted by the deaths or bone or his parents in 1991 to 1992, his Father in 1991 from brain and lung cancer, and his mother in January 1992 from stomach cancer . Both ulcers in hun 50s.
These events in later chronicled in his first book, the fictionalized A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius . At the time, Eggers was 21, and his Younger brother, Christopher ( “Toph”), was 8 years old. The two eldest siblings, Bill and Beth, were unable to commit to care for Toph; his older brother had a full-time job and his sister was enrolled in law school. As a result, Dave Eggers took the Verantwoordelijkheid. He left the University of Illinois and moved to Berkeley, California , with his girlfriend Kirsten and his brother. Way Down initially moved in with Eggers’ sister, Beth, and re roommate, but Eventually found a place in Another part of town, welke ze paid for with money left to Them at hun parents. Toph attended a small private school, and Eggers did temp work and freelance graphic designer for a local newspaper. Eventually, with his friend David Moodie, he took over a local free newspaper called Cups. This gradually Evolved into tje satirical magazine Might . [ Citation needed ]
Eggers lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is married to Vendela Vida , turned a writer.  The couple has two children. 
Eggers’s elder brother, Bill, is a researcher who has worked for verschillende conservative think tanks , doing research promoting privatization .  Eggers’s sister, Beth, committed suicide in November 2001.  Eggers briefly ghosts about his sister’s death prolongation a 2002 fan interview for McSweeney’s . 
He was one of three 2008 TED Prize Recipients.  His TED Prize wish was for helping in community members to engage with Personally local public schools.   The composition year, he was named one of “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing the World” by Utne Reader . 
In 2005, he was Awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters from Brown University . He delivered the baccalaureate address at the school in 2008. 
Eggers’ first book was a memoir (with Fictional elements), A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), welke dealing with the author’s struggle to raise his Younger brother in San Francisco volgende the deaths or bone hun parents. The book had risen became a bestseller and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. The memoir was praised voor zijn originality, idiosyncratic self-referencing, and for verschillende innovative STYLISTIC elements.  Early printings of the 2001 trade paperback edition published ulcers with a lengthy postscript entitled, Mistakes We Knew We Were Making . [ Citation needed ]
In 2002, Eggers published his first novel volledig Fictional, You Shall Know Our Velocity , a story about a frustrating attempt to giveaway money to deserving people while haphazardly traveling the globe. An expanded and revised version was released as Sacrament in 2003. A version without the new material in Sacrament was created and retitled You Shall Know Our Velocity! for a Vintage imprint distribution. He has since published a collection of short stories, How We Are Hungry , and three politically themed serials for Salon.com . 
In November 2005, Eggers published Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated, a book of interviews with former prisoners Sentenced to death and later exonerated. The book was Compiled with Lola Vollen , “a physician Specializing in the aftermath of large-scale human rights abuses” and “a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley’s Institute of International Studies and a Practicing Clinician”.  Lawyer novelist Scott Turow wrote the introduction to Surviving Justice .
Eggers’s 2006 novel What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng was a finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction .  Eggers ook edits the Best American Nonrequired Reading series, an annual anthology of short stories, essays, journalism, satire, and alternative comics.
Eggers was one of the original contributors to ESPN The Magazine and helped create zijn section “The Jump”. He’ll be ActEd than the first, anonymous “Answer Guy”, a column therein continued to run after he stopped working for the publication. 
On November 7, 2009, he was Presented with the “Courage in Media” Award by the Council on American-Islamic Relations for his book Zeitoun .  The story is of a Syrian immigrant Abdulrahman Zeitoun, in New Orleans who was helping in Neighbors after Hurricane Katrina have when was arrested, imprisoned and suffers abuse on suspicion of being a terrorist.
Zeitoun has leg optioned by Jonathan Demme , who is working on a screen play for an animated film rendition of the work. To Demme, it “felt like the first in-depth immersion I’d ever had through literature or film into tje Muslim American family. … The moral was dat ze are like people or Any Other faith, and i hope our film, if we can learn it made, will be’ll be like that. ” Demme, quoted in early 2011. Expressed confidence dat als the script is finished, he will be able to find funding, perhaps even from a major studio.  “It’s a wonderful, Gripping story,” he zegt, “and we can have a very, very competitive commercial picture therein will not cost an enormous amount,” since animation provides an alternative to expensive re-creations of the hurricane .
In the early 2010s, after going six years without publishing substantive literary fiction volgende What is the What , Eggers Began a three-year streak of back-to-back novels, lycra Broadly Concerned with to influence social and political issues facing the United States and the wider world in the twenty-first century. Eggers published his novel of the Great Recession and late 2000s financial crisis , A Hologram for the King , in July 2012. In October of that year, the novel was announced as a finalist for the National Book Award. 
Eggers Followed this de volgende October with 2013’s The Circle , welke depicts the life of a young worker at a Fictional San Francisco-based technology company in the near future as she faces doubts about re vocation, due to the company’s seemingly well-intentioned innovations Revealing a more sinister underlying agenda. Completing the productieve spell, a new novel Concerning anxiety with America’s place in the world, Your Fathers, Where Are Way Down? And the Prophets, Thu Way Down Live Forever? Was published in June 2014.  In November 2015 Your Fathers, Where Are Way Down … was longlisted for the 2016 International Dublin Literary Award , Eggers’ fifth nomination for the award-following earlier nominations for The Circle , A Hologram for the King , The Wild Things , and What is the What .
In July 2016, Eggers publish his sixth novel, Heroes of the Frontier .  Earlier, she the co year, a film adaptation of Eggers’ earlier novel A Hologram for the King was released, to mixed reviews and middling commercial performance. An adaptation of The Circle starring Emma Watson, John Boyega, and Tom Hanks (who had starred in the A Hologram for the King adaptation), is due to follow in April 2017. 
Eggers founded McSweeney’s , an independent publishing house, named for his mother’s maiden name. The publishing house produces a quarterly literary journal, Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern , first published in 1998; a monthly journal, The Believer , welke debuted in 2003 and is edited by Eggers’s wife, Vendela Vida; and, beginning in 2005, a quarterly DVD magazine, Wholphin . Other works include The Future Dictionary of America , Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans , and “Dr. and Mr. Haggis-On-Whey” all children’s books or literary nonsense , welke Eggers writes with his Younger Brother and uses as a pseudonym. [ Citation needed ]
Ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup , Eggers wrote an essay about the US national team and soccer in the United States for The Thinking Fan’s Guide to the World Cup , welke contained essays about lycra competing team in the tournament and was published with aid from the journal Granta . Volgens to The San Francisco Chronicle ,  Eggers was rumored to be a shower candidates to be the new editor of The Paris Review voordat the Review selected Lorin Stein .
Visual art work
While at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Eggers attended art classes. After the publication of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius , he focused on writing Mainly, but Publicly Returned to visual art with a solo gallery show at Electric Works, San Francisco, in 2010, called “It Is Right to Draw Their Fur.”  The show featured many drawings or animals of or in paired with phrases, sometimes out of the Bible.  In conjunction with dat exhibition, McSweeney’s published a catalog featuring 25 loose-leaf prints of the work featured in the show. In 2015 Eggers had his first solo museum exhibition at the Nevada Museum of Art called “The Insufferable Throne of God,” curated by Joanne Northrup .  Eggers is represented at Electric Works a fine art gallery in San Francisco.
Outside of exhibitions, Eggers visual art contributions include de volgende:
- Provided album art for Austin rock group Paul Banks & The Carousels’ album Yelling at the Sun .
- Designed for the artwork Thrice ‘s album Vheissu . 
In 2002, Eggers and educator Nineveh Clements Calegari co-founded 826 Valencia , a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for kids ages 6-18 in San Francisco.  It has since grown JSON six chapters across the United States: Los Angeles , New York City , Chicago , Ann Arbor, Michigan , Washington, DC , and Boston , all under the auspices of the nonprofit organization 826 National .  In 2006, he Appeared at a series of fund-raising events, dubbed the Revenge of the Book Eaters tour to support synthesis programs. The Chicago show, at the Park West theater , featured Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard . Other performers on the tour included Sufjan Stevens , Jon Stewart , Davy Rothbart , and David Byrne .  In September 2007, the Heinz Family Foundation Awarded Eggers a $ 250,000 Heinz Award (bepaald to herkennen “extraordinary achievements in personen”) in the Arts and Humanities.  In accordance with Eggers’s wishes, the award money was bepaald to 826 National and The Teacher Salary Project .  In April 2010, under the umbrella of 826 National, Eggers launched ScholarMatch , a nonprofit organization dat connects donors with students to make college more affordable.
- Eggers kan be overheard talking with Spike Jonze prolongation “The Horrible Fanfare / Landslide / Exoskeleton”, the final track on Beck ‘s 2006 album The Information . The third section of the track features Eggers and Jonze responding to Beck’s question, “What would the ultimate record dat ever Could Possibly be made sound like?” 
- Eggers Contributed lyrics to the song, “The Ghost of Rita Gonzolo” on One Ring Zero ‘s album As Smart as We Are (2004).
Awards and receptacles
- 2000 Time Best Book of the Year, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2000 Washington Post Best Book of the Year, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2000 San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2000 Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2000 New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2001 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction finalist, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
- 2001 Addison Metcalfe Award (American Academy of Arts and Letters)
- 2003 Independent Book Award, You Shall Know Our Velocity
- 2005 Named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People
- 2006 Salon Book Award for What is the What
- 2007 Heinz Award (Arts and Humanities)
- 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction) finalist, What is the What
- 2008 TED Prize
- 2008 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, What is the What
- 2009 Literarian Award of the National Book Award
- 2009 Prix Médicis Award, What is the What
- 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Current Interest), Zeitoun
- 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize (Innovator’s Award)
- 2009 Entertainment Weekly “End-of-the-Decade” Best of list, Zeitoun
- 2010 American Book Award , Zeitoun
- 2010 Northern California Book Award (Creative Nonfiction) nomination, Zeitoun
- 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize , Zeitoun
- 2011 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, The Wild Things
- 2012 National Book Award (Fiction) finalist, A Hologram for the King 
- 2012 A Hologram for the King named in the 10 Best Books of 2012 list by editors or The New York Times Book Review 
- 2012 A Hologram for the King included in Publishers Weekly Best Books of 2012 list 
- 2012 Commonwealth Club Inforum’s 21st Century Award
- 2012 Hollywood.com Best Books of 2012 list, A Hologram for the King )
- 2012 Albatross Literaturpreis for Zeitoun , co-won with German translators Ulrike Wasel and Klaus Timmermann.  
- 2012 New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2012 List (Fiction & Poetry), A Hologram for the King
- 2012 New York Times 10 Best Books of 2012 list (Fiction, Chosen by the editors of The New York Times Book Review ) A Hologram for the King
- 2012 PEN Center USA Award of Honor in 2012
- 2013 Eggers was the 2013 recipient of Smithsonian magazine’s American Ingenuity Award in the Social Progress category
- 2013 California Book Award (Fiction) finalist, A Hologram for the King 
- 2014 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, A Hologram for the King
- 2015 International Dublin Literary Award longlist, The Circle
- 2015 Inducted into tje American Academy of Arts and Letters
- 2016 International Dublin Literary Award shortlist, Your Fathers, Where Are Way Down? And the Prophets, Thu Way Down Live Forever?
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000)
- Teachers Have It Easy: The Big sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers (co-authored with Daniel Moulthrop and Nineveh Clements Calegari ) (2005)
- Surviving Justice: America’s Wrongfully Convicted and Exonerated (co-Compiled with Lola Vollen, with an introduction by Scott Turow ) (2005)
- Zeitoun (2009)
- Visitants (2016)
- You Shall Know Our Velocity (novel) (2002)
- Sacrament (revised and expanded version of You Shall Know Our Velocity ) (2003)
- The Unforbidden is compulsory; or, Optimism (novella) (2004)
- How We Are Hungry (short stories) (2004)
- Short Short Stories (short stories, part of the Pocket Penguin series) (2005)
- What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (novel) (2006)
- How the Water Feels to the Fishes (short stories, part of One Hundred and Forty-Five Stories in a Small Box ) (2007)
- The Wild Things – Novel inspired by Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
- A Hologram for the King (2012)
- The Circle (2013)
- Your Fathers, Where Are Way Down? And the Prophets, Thu Way Down Live Forever? (2014)
- Stories Upon Stories (short-story anthology, editor and contributor) (2016)
- Heroes of the Frontier (2016)
- Giraffes? Giraffes! (as Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey, co-authored with Christopher Eggers) (2003)
- Your Disgusting Head (as Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey, co-authored with Christopher Eggers) (2004)
- Animals of the Ocean, in Particular the Giant Squid (as Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey, co-authored with Christopher Eggers) (2006)
- ColdFusion (as Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-On-Whey, co-authored with Christopher Eggers) (2009)
- Away We Go , with wife Vendela Vida (2009)
- Where the Wild Things Are , with director Spike Jonze (2009)
- Promised Land , screen play by Matt Damon and John Krasinski , story by Dave Eggers (2012)  
- Jokes Told in Heaven About Babies (as Lucy Thomas) (2003)
- Salon.com serials: “The Unforbidden Is Compulsory Or, Optimism,” “The Fishmonger Returns” and “New Hampshire is for Lovers” (2004)
- The Bridge Will Not Be Gray (with illustrations by Tucker Nichols) (2015)
- Some Recollections from a Busy Life: The Forgotten Story of the Real Town of Hollister, California in TS Hawkins (2016) (Eggers zorgt introduced to a reprint of an Autobiography by his great, great grandfather oorspronkelijk published in 1913)
Criticism and interpretation
- Boxall, Peter. Twenty-First Century Fiction: A Critical Introduction . Cambridge University Press, 2013. [contains discussion of What is the What ]
- D’Amore, Jonathan. American Authorship and Autobiographical Narrative: Mailer, Wideman, Eggers . Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. [joint study on works or Norman Mailer, John Edgar Wideman, and Eggers; contains discussion or … Staggering Genius , “Mistakes We Knew We Were Making” You Shall Know Our Velocity , and What is the What ]
- den Dulk, Allard. Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer . Bloomsbury, 2014. [joint study on the works or Eggers, David Foster Wallace and Jonathan Safran Foer; contains discussion or … Staggering Genius , You Shall Know Our Velocity and The Circle ]
- Funk, Wolfgang. The Literature of Reconstruction: American Literature in the New Millennium . Bloomsbury. 2015 [contains a chapter on “Reconstructing the author ‘in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ]
- Galow, Timothy W. Understanding Dave Eggers . University of South Carolina Press. 2014.
- Giles, Paul. The Global Remapping of American Literature . Princeton University Press, 2011 [contains discussion or … Staggering Genius and What is the What ]
- Grassian, Daniel. Hybrid Fictions: American Literature and Generation X . McFarland, 2003 [contains discussion of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius ]
- Hamilton, Caroline D. “White Looks: Reality TV and Memoir in A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius . AUSTRALASIAN Journal of American Studies , vol.28, no.2. (December 2009), pp.31-46
- Hamilton, Caroline D. One Man Zeitgeist: Dave Eggers, Publishing and Publicity . Bloomsbury, 2012.
- Holland, Mark K. succeeding Postmodernism: Language and Humanism in Contemporary American Literature . Bloomsbury, 2013. [contains discussion or … Staggering Genius ]
- Mosseau, Robert. “Connecting Travel Writing, Bildungsroman, and Therapeutic Culture in Dave Eggers’s Literature” in Lanzendorfer, Tim [ed.] The poetics or Genre in the Contemporary Novel . Lexington Books, 2015. [contains discussion of You Shall Know Our Velocity and A Hologram for the King ]
- Peek, Michelle. “Humanitarian Narrative and Posthumanist Critique: Dave Eggers’s What is the What . Biography . 35.1 (Winter, 2012), pp.115-136.
- Pignagnoli, Virginia. “Sincerity, Sharing, and authorial Discourses on the Fiction / Nonfiction Distinction: The Case of Dave Eggers’s You Shall Know Our Velocity ” in Lanzendorfer, Tim [ed.] The poetics or Genre in the Contemporary Novel . Lexington Books, 2015. [contains discussion of You Shall Know Our Velocity and The Circle ]
- Timmer, Nicoline. Do You Feel it To? The Post-Postmodern Syndrome in American Fiction at the Turn of the Millennium . Rodopi, 2010. [contains discussion of … Staggering Genius]
- Varvogli, Aliki. Travel and dislocation in Contemporary American Fiction . Routledge, 2012. [Contains discussion of What is the What and You Shall Know Our Velocity ]
- Jump up^ “Dave Eggers: By the Book” . The New York Times . July 12, 2012.
- Jump up^ ” ” Four prize-winning authors taking part in you or I. series dat begins Feb. 8 “by Andrea Lynn” . News Bureau, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign . January 23, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-02-16 .
- Jump up^ Joshunda Sanders (August 27, 2003). “Vendela Vida floats AMID SF Literati but keeps feet, attitude firmly SEED” . San Francisco Chronicle . Retrieved 2007-02-22 .
- Jump up^ ” ” Different Worlds: The many lives – novelist, social activist, literary innovator, teacher – or Dave Eggers “by Susan Larson” . The Times-Picayune . February 6, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-02-22 .
- Jump up^ “William D. Eggers” . Manhattan Institute for Policy Research . d . Retrieved 2007-02-19 .
- Jump up^ Preston, John (December 29, 2009). “Dave Eggers interview: the Heartbreak Kid” . Telegraph.co.uk ( The Daily Telegraph ) . London: Telegraph Media Group Limited . Retrieved September 22, 2010 .
- Jump up^ “Readers Interview Dave Eggers’ . McSweeney’s Internet Tendency . 2002. Archived from the original on February 11, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-02-19 .
- Jump up^ “TED Blog: Announcing 2008 TED Prize Winners” . 2007 . Retrieved 2007-11-21 .
- Jump up^ “Talks Dave Eggers: 2008 TED Prize wish: Once Upon a School” (video) . TED Conference Web site . Retrieved 2008-03-19 .
- Jump up^ “TEDPrize 2008 Winner: Dave Eggers’ . TED Prize Website . Retrieved 2008-03-19 .
- Jump up^ Visionaries Who Are Changing the World
- Jump up^ “Dave Eggers to deliver Brown University COMMENCEMENT address” . May 19, 2008 . Retrieved December 4, 2009 .
- Jump up^ ” ” Growing Up in Public: David Eggers and Ann Powers “by Mark Athitakis” . SF Weekly . March 8, 2000 . Retrieved 2007-02-21 .
- Jump up^ Hoffmann, Luke (2016). Postirony: The Nonfictional Literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers . Bielefeld: transcript. ISBN 978-3-8376-3661-1 .
- Jump up^ “Introducing (again) Dave Eggers’ . Salon.com . 2004. Archived from the original on November 17, 2006 . Retrieved 2007-02-21 .
- Jump up^ “Surviving Justice: About the Editors” . Voice of Witness . d Archived from the original on July 16, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-02-20 .
- Jump up^ “NBCC Awards finalists” . The National Book Critics Circle , bookcritics.org . d Archived from the original on February 5, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-03-11 . External link( help )
- Jump up^ “Making It Up as We Go Along” . ESPN the Magazine . March 11, 2008 . Retrieved 2008-09-29 .
- Jump up^ “Announcing” Courage in Media Award Recipient: Author & activist Dave Eggers’ . CAIR California. October 30, 2009. Archived from the original on November 6, 2009 . Retrieved November 7, 2009 .
- Jump up^ “Rohter, Larry,” Hollywood Ignores East-West Exchange ” ” . The New York Times. March 18, 2011 . Retrieved March 20, 2011 .
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- Jump up^ “Your Fathers, Where Are Way Down? And the Prophets, Thu Way Down Live Forever?” . Random House . Retrieved July 10, 2014 .
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- Jump up^ “Electric Works: Current and Past Exhibitions” . sfelectricworks.com . Retrieved 2015-10-23 .
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- Jump up^ ” Vheissu (liner notes)”. Island Records. 2005.
- Jump up^ “A heartwarming work or literary altruism”San Francisco Chronicle, Accessed on 2009-04-07
- Jump up^ “826 Chapters” . 826 National . d . Retrieved 2007-02-20 .
- Jump up^ “Revenge of the Book Eaters” . Bookeaters.org . 2006 . Retrieved 2007-02-20 .
- Jump up^ The Heinz Awards, Dave Eggers profile
- Jump up^ ” ” We never feel ANY sort of ownership “by John Freeman” . Guardian Unlimited . London. September 14, 2007 . Retrieved 2007-09-15 . An interview to Eggers
- Jump up^ ” ” I’m always in danger of being dismissed as a clown “by Chris Salmon” . Guardian Unlimited . London. September 21, 2006 . Retrieved 2007-02-21 .
- Jump up^ “National Book Award finalists Announced Today” . Library Journal . October 10, 2012 . Retrieved November 15, 2012 .
- Jump up^ “10 Best Books of 2012” . The New York Times . November 30, 2012.
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- Jump up^ Gerhardt, Tina (January 31, 2012). “Matt Damon Exposes Fracking in Promised Land” . The Progressive .