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 Save The Story Series

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

Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Novels

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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 The Circle 2013 Description / Buy
7 Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever? 2014 Description / Buy
8 Heroes of the Frontier 2016 Description / Buy
9 The Lifters 2018 Description / Buy
10 The Parade 2019 Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Short Story Collections

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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 ( With: Deb Olin Unferth) 2007 Description / Buy
4 Stories Upon Stories ( With: Umberto Eco, Yiyun Li) 2014 Description / Buy
5 Wait Till You See Me Dance ( By: Deb Olin Unferth) 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Non-Fiction Books

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1 A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius 2000 Description / Buy
2 Teachers Have It Easy 2005 Description / Buy
3 Surviving Justice ( With: Scott Turow) 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 ( With: Jane Smiley) 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

Order of Dave Eggers Picture Books

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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) ( With:) 2020 Description / Buy
4 We Became Jaguars (Short Story) 2021 Description / Buy
5 Faraway Things (Short Story) ( With:) 2021 Description / Buy

Order of Dave Eggers Standalone Plays

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1 Away We Go 2009 Description / Buy

Dave Eggers Anthologies

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1 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2002 2002 Description / Buy
2 The Burned Children of America 2003 Description / Buy
3 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 2003 Description / Buy
4 Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans 2004 Description / Buy
5 The Best Of Mcsweeney's, Volume 2 2004 Description / Buy
6 The Best of McSweeney's 2004 Description / Buy
7 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 2004 Description / Buy
8 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2005 2005 Description / Buy
9 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006 2006 Description / Buy
10 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007 2007 Description / Buy
11 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2008 2008 Description / Buy
12 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 2009 Description / Buy
13 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 2010 Description / Buy
14 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 2011 Description / Buy
15 The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 2011 Description / Buy
16 Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury 2012 Description / Buy
17 Thirteen Crime Stories from Latin America 2014 Description / Buy
18 The Writer's Library 2020 Description / 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?

The next book by Dave Eggers is Faraway Things and will be released on June, 8th 2021. It is the newest book in the Dave Eggers Picture Books.

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