Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.
– Dave Eggers
Eggers at the 2007 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born March 12, 1970 (age 42)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Occupation Writer, editor, publisher
Literary movement Postmodern literature
Notable work(s) A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), What Is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng (2006)
Notable award(s) National Book Critics Circle Award, Heinz Award, Independent Publisher Book Award, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, Prix Médicis, Los Angeles Times Book Prize
Dave Eggers is an American writer, editor, and publisher. He is known for the best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius and for his more recent work as a novelist and screenwriter. He is also the co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia, and the founder of ScholarMatch, a program that matches donors with students needing funds for college tuition. His works have appeared in several magazines, most notably The New Yorker. His works have received a significant amount of critical acclaim.