Dave Eggers Books

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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

1The Circle 2013Description / Buy
2The Every 2021Description / Buy

Order of Save The Story Series

1The Story of Captain Nemo (Short Story) 2013Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Novels

1You Shall Know Our Velocity! 2002Description / Buy
2Hello Children 2006Description / Buy
3What Is the What 2006Description / Buy
4The Wild Things 2009Description / Buy
5A Hologram for the King 2012Description / Buy
6Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? 2014Description / Buy
7Heroes of the Frontier 2016Description / Buy
8The Lifters 2018Description / Buy
9The Parade 2019Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Short Stories/Novellas

1The Museum of Rain (Short Story) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Short Story Collections

1How We Are Hungry 2005Description / Buy
2Short Short Stories (Short Story) 2005Description / Buy
3One Hundred and Forty Five Stories in a Small Box ( With: Deb Olin Unferth) 2007Description / Buy
4Stories Upon Stories ( With: Umberto Eco, Yiyun Li) 2014Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Picture Books

1Tomorrow Most Likely (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
2Abner & Ian Get Right-Side Up (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy
3The Lights and Types of Ships at Night (Short Story) ( With:) 2020Description / Buy
4We Became Jaguars (Short Story) 2021Description / Buy
5Faraway Things (Short Story) ( With:) 2021Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Plays

1Away We Go 2009Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Non-Fiction Books

1A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 2000Description / Buy
2Teachers Have It Easy 2005Description / Buy
3Surviving Justice ( With: Scott Turow) 2005Description / Buy
4Zeitoun 2009Description / Buy
5America: Now and Here 2010Description / Buy
6It Is Right to Draw Their Fur 2010Description / Buy
7David Shrigley 2012Description / Buy
8An Innocent Abroad: Life-Changing Trips from 35 Great Writers ( With: Jane Smiley) 2014Description / Buy
9Visitants 2015Description / Buy
10Better than Fiction 2 2015Description / Buy
11This Bridge Will Not Be Gray (Short Story) 2015Description / Buy
12Her Right Foot (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
13Ungrateful Mammals (Short Story) 2017Description / Buy
14The Monk of Mokha 2018Description / Buy
15What Can a Citizen Do? (Short Story) 2018Description / Buy
16Most of the Better Natural Things in the World (Short Story) 2019Description / Buy

Dave Eggers Anthologies

1 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20022002Description / Buy
2 The Burned Children of America2003Description / Buy
3 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20032003Description / Buy
4 Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans2004Description / Buy
5 The Best of McSweeney's2004Description / Buy
6 The Best Of Mcsweeney's, Volume 22004Description / Buy
7 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20042004Description / Buy
8 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20052005Description / Buy
9 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20062006Description / Buy
10 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20072007Description / Buy
11 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20082008Description / Buy
12 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20092009Description / Buy
13 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20102010Description / Buy
14 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20112011Description / Buy
15 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 20122011Description / Buy
16 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury2012Description / Buy
17 Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America2014Description / Buy
18 The Writer's Library2020Description / Buy
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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 Every and was released on October, 19th 2021. It is the newest book in the The Circle Series.


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