Jennifer Egan

Novelist, non fiction and short story writer
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Jennifer Egan is the author of four novels, including Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, and a short story collection, Emerald City. She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

Jennifer Egan's A Visit From the Goon Squad, received critical acclaim for its inventive style and won many honors, including the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction, as well as the UK’s Galaxy National Book Award in the International Author of the Year category. Jennifer Egan was awarded the John Updike Award which celebrates a writer in mid-career whose work has demonstrated consistent excellence by the American Academy of Arts and Letter.

Her most recent book, Manhattan Beach, has been longlisted for the National Book Award 2017.

Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John's College, Cambridge.

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Richly imagined and stunningly written.

New Yorker on Look At Me

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Dizzying heights...a novel of interconnecting stories that is as emotionally accurate as it is architecturally adventurous.

The Independent on A Visit from the Goon Squad

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Inventive and hugely entertaining.

David Nicholls
The Guardia: Books of the year 2011 on A Visit from the Goon Squad

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