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Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan’s latest novel is the best-selling A Visit from the Goon Squad, winner of this year’s Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award. Previous books include The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starting Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, and The Keep, which was a national bestseller. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Granta, McSweeney’s, and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her non-fiction articles appear frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award, and a recent article, “The Bipolar Kid,” received a 2009 NAMI Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. 

Online Resources

Jennifer Egan’s website
A Visit from the Goon Squad reviewed in NYRB
Egan interviewed in The Economist
Egan on PBS with Jeffrey Brown (video)
Profile on NPR (audio, includes Egan reading from Goon Squad)