Dave Eggers was born in Boston in 1970. He is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, You Shall Know Our Velocity, The Unforbidden is Compulsory, How We Are Hungry, Short Short Stories, Teachers Have It Easy, Surviving Justice, What is the What, How the Water Feels to the Fishes, The Wild Things, Zeitoun, A Hologram for the King, The Circle and Your Fathers, Where Are They? And The Prophets, Do They Live Forever? A Hologram for the King and The Circle are both currently in production for major film adaptations. Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's independent publishing house, the 826 National network, and the nonprofit organisation ScholarMatch. He lives in Northern California with his family and his next novel is forthcoming in 2016.
"These tales reinvigorate that staid old form, the short story, with a jittery sense of adventure. . . . [Eggers] does things that should be impossible, and he does them gracefully." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "A tour de force. . . . [Eggers'] prose is supple, transparent and surprising." --"The New York Times Book Review""" "The man can simply write extraordinarily well. . . . How We Are Hungry""is a triumph of both form and content. . . . Dave Eggers is the real thing." --"The Guardian "(London) "Beautiful stories, anchored in the real world, with more bodies and objects than concepts or abstractions. There is a sense of human exuberance in the clean, swift language. . . . It looks like a classic." --"The Oregonian" "It's [the] tension between our base and noble impulses, our so-called animal and refined natures, that gives How We Are Hungry""its momentum. . . . Eggers is phenomenally talented--maybe uniquely so." --"The Washington Post" "Full of the