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Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. Eggers has written several novels and his title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His most recent work of fiction, entitled The Circle, was published in 2013. His recent nonfiction books are The Monk of Mokha (January 2018) and What Can a Citizen Do? (Illustrated by Shawn Harris)(September 2018). (Bowker Author Biography)
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Please do not combine this author page with "Doris Haggis-On-Whey" books. Dr. and Mr. Doris Haggis-on-Whey are a joint pseudonym of Dave Eggers and his brother Christopher Eggers. Please note that reviews of The Wild Things and Zeitoun have become confused on the Wild Things review thread.

What Is the What 6,405 copies, 159 reviews
The Circle 5,024 copies, 386 reviews
Zeitoun 3,899 copies, 172 reviews
How We Are Hungry 2,153 copies, 25 reviews
A Hologram for the King 1,499 copies, 60 reviews
The Wild Things 1,329 copies, 56 reviews
You Shall Know Our Velocity 1,312 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 (Editor) 734 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (Editor) 721 copies, 10 reviews
Heroes of the Frontier 627 copies, 28 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Editor; Contributor) 611 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 (Editor) 602 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 (Editor) 596 copies, 15 reviews
The Monk of Mokha 532 copies, 23 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 (Editor) 435 copies, 9 reviews
Giraffes? Giraffes! (Author) 403 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (Editor) 348 copies, 9 reviews
Her Right Foot 321 copies, 31 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (Editor) 287 copies, 8 reviews
The Parade (Author) 259 copies, 12 reviews
Where the Wild Things Are [2009 film] (Screenwriter) 230 copies, 10 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (Editor) 224 copies, 7 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 25 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 221 copies, 4 reviews
The Every (Author) 212 copies, 12 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (Editor) 186 copies, 7 reviews
The Lifters 155 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (Editor) 138 copies, 2 reviews
The Best of McSweeney's, Volume 1 132 copies, 2 reviews
What Can a Citizen Do? 132 copies, 17 reviews
The Best of McSweeney's {complete} (Editor) 131 copies, 1 review
McSweeney's Nos. 1-3 120 copies, 2 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 38 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Editor/Contributor) 99 copies, 3 reviews
Tomorrow Most Likely 81 copies, 5 reviews
Cold Fusion (HOW) (Author) 70 copies, 2 reviews
This Bridge Will Not Be Gray 66 copies, 3 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 48 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Editor/Contributor) 59 copies, 2 reviews
Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up 26 copies, 1 review
Faraway Things 24 copies, 1 review
We Became Jaguars 23 copies, 2 reviews
The Museum of Rain 22 copies, 3 reviews
Understanding the Sky 20 copies, 3 reviews
The Executioner's Song 9 copies, 1 review
Visitants 5 copies
Le Believer 4 copies, 1 review
2018 1 copy
Phoenix 1 copy
Infinite Jest (Foreword, some editions) 11,836 copies, 228 reviews
Assassination Vacation (Narrator, some editions) 4,368 copies, 149 reviews
Speaking with the Angel (Contributor) 1,473 copies, 17 reviews
McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (Contributor) 1,397 copies, 18 reviews
The Book of Other People (Contributor) 690 copies, 13 reviews
State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America (Contributor) 478 copies, 10 reviews
Shadow Show (Contributor) 329 copies, 30 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2000 (Contributor) 325 copies, 3 reviews
The Thinking Fan's Guide to the World Cup (Contributor) 155 copies, 4 reviews
The Best American Essays 2014 (Contributor) 150 copies, 2 reviews
Who Done It? (Contributor) 122 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 110: Sex (Contributor) 116 copies, 1 review
Art of McSweeney's (Editor) 107 copies, 1 review
A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (Contributor) 99 copies, 1 review
Granta 124: Travel (Contributor) 84 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2016 (Contributor) 83 copies, 2 reviews
The Best American Magazine Writing 2004 (Contributor) 81 copies, 2 reviews
A Hologram For The King [2016 film] (Author, some editions) 42 copies
Yours in Food, John Baldessari (Contributor) 38 copies
Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury (Contributor) 35 copies, 1 review
Stumbling and Raging (Contributor) 22 copies
Visions of Joanna Newsom (Contributor) 8 copies

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