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Dave Eggers

Biography

Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of such books as THE MONK OF MOKHA; THE CIRCLE; HEROES OF THE FRONTIER; A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING, a finalist for the National Book Award; and WHAT IS THE WHAT, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and winner of France’s Prix Médicis Etranger. He is the founder of McSweeney’s and the cofounder of 826 Valencia, a youth writing center that has inspired similar programs around the world, and of ScholarMatch, which connects donors with students to make college accessible. He is the winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and is the cofounder of Voice of Witness, a book series that illuminates human rights crises through oral history. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has been translated into 42 languages.

Dave Eggers