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Dave Eggers

When Dave Eggers was 21 and living in Lake Forest, Illinois, both his parents died of cancer five weeks apart, leaving Eggers to raise his 8-year-old brother, Christopher. He moved to California and, though he tried to continue his life as a cool young San Francisco bohemian, he was also leading a not-so-secret double life as a single "dad" raising... See full bio »

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 2017 The Circle (novel) (post-production)
  Zeitoun (book) (announced)
 2016 Your Mother and I (Short) (original story)
 2016 A Hologram for the King (novel)
 2014/II Francis (Short) (writer)
 2012 Promised Land (story)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (screenplay)
 2009 Away We Go (written by)
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Novel: "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" See more »

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Founded and edits Timothy McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, a literary journal of wildly fluctuating style and focus. See more »

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