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What Is the What

ISBN-10: 1932416641

ISBN-13: 9781932416640

Edition: 2006

Authors: Dave Eggers

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McSweeney's Publishing
Publication date: 10/18/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 450
Size: 6.75" wide x 5.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892

Dave Eggers was born on March 12th, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lake Forest, Illinois when he was a child. Eggers attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, until his parents' deaths in 1991 and 1992. The loss left him responsible for his eight-year-old brother and later became the inspiration for his highly acclaimed memoir "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius". Published in 2000, the memoir was nominated for a nonfiction Pulitzer the following year. Eggers edits the popular "The Best American Nonrequired Reading" published annually. In 1998, he founded the independent publishing house, McSweeney's which publishes a variety of magazines and literary journals. Eggers has also opened several nonprofit writing centers for high school students across the United States. Eggers has written several novels and his title, A Hologram for the King, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His most recent work of fiction, entitled The Circle, was published in 2013.