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Jennifer Egan

Biography

Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her new novel, MANHATTAN BEACH, published last fall and has been awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her last novel, A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

Books by Jennifer Egan

by Jennifer Egan - Fiction, Historical Fiction

MANHATTAN BEACH --- winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction and this year's "One Book, One New York" pick --- is a deft, dazzling and propulsive exploration of a transformative moment in the lives and identities of women and men, of America and the world.

by Jennifer Egan - Fiction

Bennie Salazar, an aging punk rocker and record executive, and the beautiful Sasha, the troubled young woman he employs, never discover each other's pasts, but the reader does, in intimate detail, along with the secret lives of a host of other people whose paths intersect with theirs in the course of nearly 50 years. A Visit from the Goon Squad is about time, about survival, about our private terrors, and what happens when we fail to rebound.