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Who Is The Ultimate Culture Game Changer?

First Posted: 10/05/11 10:24 AM ET   Updated: 12/04/11 05:12 AM ET

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live in it. We salute them for their willingness to take risks and question the status quo.

Below, check out the nominees for HuffPost's 2011 Game Changers in Culture.

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Jennifer Egan
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Changed the game by: Rethinking time and space in her Pulitzer-winning novel "A Visit From the Goon Squad."

Jennifer Egan proved herself a masterful writer long ago with "Look at Me" and "The Keep." Still, for years she felt isolated from the New York literary circle and was left off many "Best Of" lists. Egan finally "arrived" this year with "A Visit from the Goon Squad," which gained her the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and solidified her place amongst the Franzens and Lethems of the literary world. Egan's skillful shuffling of time and place in "A Visit from the Goon Squad" captures the outlook of contemporary America: obsessed with nostalgia and hurling forward into a digital future we don't yet fully understand. The book is already being adapted into an HBO series.

Egan's advice for young writers: Ignore those "best of" lists.

Must-click: Egan's site

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