Jennifer Egan

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Date of Birth September 7, 1962
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Age 58 years old
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Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is an American novelist and short story writer. Egan's novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. As of February 28, 2018, she is the President of the PEN America Center. Egan lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.

Born: September 7, 1962, Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Novelist
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: University of Pennsylvania (BA) Cambridge University (MA)
Genre: Fiction, Novel, Short story
Notable works: Look at Me (novel, 2001), A Visit from the Goon Squad (novel, 2010), Manhattan Beach (novel, 2017)
Notable awards: National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, National Book Critics Circle Award
Spouse: David Herskovits (1994-06-25- present)
Children: 2
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About Jennifer Egan

An American novelist and short story writer, she is best known for A Visit from the Goon Squad, a 2010 novel that was later adapted into an HBO series.

Before Fame

She majored in English literature at the University of Pennsylvania.

Achievement

A Visit from the Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2011.

Family Life

She was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She married David Herskovits.

Associations

She dated Steven Jobs in college; he once helped her set up a Macintosh computer in her dormitory room.

Information related to Jennifer Egan

  • PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction winners
  • Pulitzer Prize for Fiction winners
  • National Endowment for the Arts Fellows
  • Writers from San Francisco
  • Writers from Brooklyn
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Latest information about Jennifer Egan updated on September 21, 2020.

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