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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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Away We Go Writer
The Circle Writer
Promised Land Writer


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 2017/I The Circle (based on the novel by) / (screenplay by)
 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 I Am Simon (Short) (based on the short story)
 2009 Away We Go (written by)
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Other Works:

Novel: "What Is the What" See more »

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1 Print Biography | 2 Articles | See more »

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Personal Quote:

[on "The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas"] Wit leaps centuries and hemispheres. It does not collect dust, and when done right, it does not age.


In Feb. 2004 it became known that Eggers wrote anonymous rave reviews about his own books at online stores like Amazon to push sales. See more »

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