A Bookprint is the list of five books that leave an indelible mark on our lives, shaping who we are and who we become.
You are what you read.
Dave Eggers is the author of seven books, including Zeitoun, which won the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and What is the What, winning the finalist for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle Award and won France’s Prix Medici. He has recently published A Hologram for the King.
Eggers is the founder and editor of independent publishing house McSweeney’s. He co-founded the nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826 Valencia in San Francisco, and 826 sister centers have opened in seven other cities. In 2004, Eggers taught at the University of California-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and there, with Dr. Lola Vollen, he co-founded Voice of Witness. In 2009, he co-authored the screenplay for “Where the Wild Things Are,” the movie based on the children’s book by Maurice Sendak, and authored the novelization The Wild Things. Dave lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.