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Dave Eggers is an American author and editor that writes fiction and non-fiction books about social subjects that matter to him. Born in 1970 in Boston, Massachusetts, Eggers lost his parents at the worst possible time.
Order of The Circle Series
|1||The Circle||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||The Every||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Save The Story Series
|1||The Story of Captain Nemo (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Novels
|1||You Shall Know Our Velocity!||2002||Description / Buy|
|2||Hello Children||2006||Description / Buy|
|3||What Is the What||2006||Description / Buy|
|4||The Wild Things||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||A Hologram for the King||2012||Description / Buy|
|6||Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?||2014||Description / Buy|
|7||Heroes of the Frontier||2016||Description / Buy|
|8||The Lifters||2018||Description / Buy|
|9||The Parade||2019||Description / Buy|
|10||The Eyes and the Impossible||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Short Stories/Novellas
|1||The Museum of Rain (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Short Story Collections
|1||How We Are Hungry||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||Short Short Stories (Short Story)||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box||2007||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Picture Books
|1||Tomorrow Most Likely (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||The Lights and Types of Ships at Night (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||We Became Jaguars (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
|5||Faraway Things (Short Story)||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Plays
|1||Away We Go||2009||Description / Buy|
Order of Dave Eggers Non-Fiction Books
|1||A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||Teachers Have It Easy||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||Surviving Justice||2005||Description / Buy|
|4||Zeitoun||2009||Description / Buy|
|5||America: Now and Here||2010||Description / Buy|
|6||It Is Right to Draw Their Fur||2010||Description / Buy|
|7||David Shrigley||2012||Description / Buy|
|8||An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers||2014||Description / Buy|
|9||Visitants||2015||Description / Buy|
|10||Better than Fiction 2||2015||Description / Buy|
|11||This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|12||Her Right Foot (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|13||Ungrateful Mammals (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|14||The Monk of Mokha||2018||Description / Buy|
|15||What Can a Citizen Do? (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|16||Most of the Better Natural Things in the World (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
Dave Eggers Anthologies
|1||Speaking With the Angel||2000||Description / Buy|
|2||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002||2002||Description / Buy|
|3||The Burned Children of America||2003||Description / Buy|
|4||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003||2003||Description / Buy|
|5||Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans||2004||Description / Buy|
|6||The Best of McSweeney's||2004||Description / Buy|
|7||The Best of McSweeney's, Volume 2||2004||Description / Buy|
|8||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004||2004||Description / Buy|
|9||The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers||2005||Description / Buy|
|10||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005||2005||Description / Buy|
|11||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006||2006||Description / Buy|
|12||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007||2007||Description / Buy|
|13||State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America||2008||Description / Buy|
|14||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008||2008||Description / Buy|
|15||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009||2009||Description / Buy|
|16||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010||2010||Description / Buy|
|17||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011||2011||Description / Buy|
|18||The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012||2011||Description / Buy|
|19||ESPN Quick Pitches: A Star-Studded Lineup of Original Sports Fiction||2011||Description / Buy|
|20||The Legacy of David Foster Wallace||2012||Description / Buy|
|21||Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury||2012||Description / Buy|
|22||The Minus Times Collected: Twenty Years / Thirty Issues||2012||Description / Buy|
|23||Who Done It?||2013||Description / Buy|
|24||Granta 124: Travel||2013||Description / Buy|
|25||Tales of Two Cities: The Best and Worst of Times In Today's New York||2014||Description / Buy|
|26||Stories Upon Stories||2014||Description / Buy|
|27||Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America||2014||Description / Buy|
|28||Selected Shorts: Funny Business||2014||Description / Buy|
|29||Shadow Show: Stories In Celebration of Ray Bradbury||2015||Description / Buy|
|30||Freeman's: Arrival||2015||Description / Buy|
|31||Astro Noise: A Survival Guide for Living Under Total Surveillance||2016||Description / Buy|
|32||What We Do Now: Standing Up For Your Values in Trump's America||2017||Description / Buy|
|33||Fight of the Century||2020||Description / Buy|
|34||The Writer's Library||2020||Description / Buy|
|35||Fourteen Days: An Unauthorized Gathering||2024||Description / Buy|
His father, a lawyer, died from cancer in the early 1990s. His mother, a school teacher, also died of cancer. This was within the same period. Eggers, whose family moved to Lake Forest (near Chicago) when he was a child, had enrolled at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).
If everything had gone according to plan, he would have acquired a journalism degree. The loss, on its own, wasn’t enough to derail the author’s life. However, along with two older siblings, Eggers had Christopher, a young brother, to consider.
While Eggers was 21 at the time, Christopher was only eight. He was in desperate need of a guardian. Their sister, Beth, was in law school. The older brother, Bill, was equally occupied with his job. Neither sibling could commit the time it would take to care for the boy.
It eventually fell on the author to look after Christopher. This meant leaving the University of Illinois. The pair lived with Beth for a while before finding their own place in Berkley, California. While Christopher attended private school, Eggers worked for a local newspaper as a freelancer.
His first big break came when Eggers and a friend of his (David Moodle) took control of ‘Cups, a local publication that eventually became ‘Might’, a magazine known for its satire. The author also wrote for Salon.com.
But for the longest time, he was primarily known for his work with ‘Might’. The magazine had a strong following. Readers loved the irreverent humor. Unfortunately, the loyalty of Eggers’ reader wasn’t enough to keep it open.
‘Might’ wasn’t profitable enough, which is why it went out of business in 1997. As far as his publishing efforts are concerned, Dave Eggers wrote a memoir that chronicled the struggles he faced while raising his brother.
Despite being his first book, the memoir became a bestseller. It also earned the author Pulitzer Prize recognition. That was in 2000. Two years later, ‘You Shall Know Our Velocity’, Eggars’ first fiction novel was published. He followed it up with a collection of short stories and a book of interviews with former prisoners that were previously sentenced to death.
Eggars took a break from publishing for a few years before returning in the 2010s to pen novels like The Circle for which the public knows him. Besides writing fiction and nonfiction, the author is a musician and a visual artist. He spends his days contributing to the success of McSweeney’s, a publishing house he co-founded.
Dave Eggars Awards
The author has accumulated a decent collection of accolades. The collection includes the Washington Post Best Book of the Year, The New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice, Salon Book Award, PEN Center USA Award, International Dublin Literary Award, TED Prize, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination, to mention but a few.
Dave Eggars Books into Movies
‘A Hologram for the King’ and ‘The Circle’ became films.
Best Dave Eggars Books
Eggars is married to Vendela Vida, a novelist. They have two children. Some of his best works include:
Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: When their parents die from cancer within a month of each other, Eggars is left to care for his 8-year-old brother. His older siblings, Bill and Beth, are much too busy to watch the boy. Eggars eventually moves to California with Christopher and Beth.
There, he tries to balance his roles as Christopher’s brother and parent. The memoir chronicles his efforts to give Christopher the most well-adjusted upbringing possible. Eggars wants to live the life of a normal 21-year-old but he must make sacrifices to protect Christopher.
The Circle: Mae can’t believe her fortune. The Circle has just given her a job. The Circle is the world’s most powerful internet company. She loves their campus, not just the night-long parties, dining facilities, and cozy dorms but all the athletic activities and the famous musicians that keep making unexpected appearances.
But once Mae’s work begins in earnest, she finds it all but impossible to maintain her connection to the world outside The Circle.
When Does The Next Dave Eggers book come out?
Dave Eggers doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Eyes and the Impossible and was released on May, 9th 2023.