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Jennifer Egan

8 Innovative Books to Get You Out of Your Reading Rut

Off The Shelf | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

By Erica Nelson | Off the Shelf Every once in a while, I need a shake-up in my reading list--something that's exciting and energizing, and simply unl...

CultureZohn Off the C(H)uff: Dana Spiotta On the Edge

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.11.2016 | Home
Patricia Zohn

Innocents and Others, Spiotta's new novel delivers in the most personal, least high tech way, comprising notes, lists, screenplay cuts, and reveries. She writes one of the most tender, but most explicit love scenes I've ever read. Along the way there are explorations of the meaning -- and pain -- of devotion to our art or passions, the importance of our senses, how we account for ourselves, our impulses to keep secrets and to confess them.

We Are All Neoliberals Now: The New Genre of Plastic Realism in American Fiction

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Anis Shivani

More than a decade after the first strong signals of the collapse (or at least the twilight) of the American empire, there is yet to be a melancholic reckoning with the decline of empire.

'The Dismantling': A Conversation With Brian DeLeeuw

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.01.2016 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

Brian DeLeeuw is a novelist and screenwriter. After graduating from Princeton, he received his MFA from The New School. His first novel, In This Way I Was Saved, was long-listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His second novel is The Dismantling.

Fiction in New Forms

Electric Literature | Posted 02.04.2013 | Home
Electric Literature

While writers may welcome the Oulipian challenge of crafting prose fit for a tweet, Twitter isn't the first outlet for experimental publishing. And it likely isn't the last.

Top Female Writers Reveal Why They Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 11.17.2012 | Home
Leah Odze Epstein

Each week, since we started the Drinking Diaries blog in 2009, my co-editor Caren and I have been asking women the same question: Why do, or don't you...

Summer Reading Part 5: A Visit From the Goon Squad

James Franco | Posted 08.16.2012 | Home
James Franco

In A Visit From the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan created a network of characters and places that is both as solid and as open ended as life. The book is the perfect blend of accessible writing, innovative design and literary pedigree.

Time Is, Indeed, a Goon

Ann Bauer | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Ann Bauer

There are bad memories, too. My once-strong young husband lying on our kitchen floor, telling me he was done and bone tired and once he got up he was going to leave.

Join Our Live Chat With SF Native And Pulitzer Prize Winning Author Jennifer Egan

Carly Schwartz | Posted 07.01.2012 | San Francisco

Memo to HuffPost SF book club members: We hope you've started reading our first pick, Jennifer Egan's mesmerizing Pulitzer Prize-winning tale A Visit ...

These Are the 99 Percent Of The Literary World

New York Magazine | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home

A group of writers has started a website called Occupy Writers in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street protests....

Carly Schwartz

This Year's Pulitzer Prize Winner On Why Our City Is Like No Other | Carly Schwartz | Posted 01.30.2012 | San Francisco

Jennifer Egan's had the kind of career most writers can only dream about. The literary world has embraced her with accolades like a National Book ...

Help Us Pick the Culture Game Changers of 2011

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

HuffPost's Game Changers series celebrates 100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders in 12 categories who, whether working in the spotlight or under th...

The Best Moments From The New Yorker Festival With Arrested Development, Jonathan Franzen, Steve Martin And More

Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

The New Yorker put cultural figures from across the spectrum in the hot seat this past weekend for their whirlwind festival, playing to intimate crowd...

Conversations on Practice

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 12.03.2011 | New York
Jennifer Hamady

No one can tell you how to become a writer or an artist. The only path is to do it, to think and feel deeply about it, and to persevere.

Jo Piazza

Jennifer Egan On GoodReads: Can An Online Forum Really Be A Book Club? | Jo Piazza | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home

Online book club seems like an oxymoron. Book clubs after all are supposed to represent a kind of social gathering where like-minded people sit down t...

A Writer's Must-Read List | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home

What books must any writer read? That’s not for me to say. I have, however, compiled a list of works that lecturers cited as must-reads at my recent...

17 Smart Books You Must Read This Summer

Lisa Bloom | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home
Lisa Bloom

How do you find great books to read? Here's a reading list of books that will stir you, provoke you, keep you up at night and make you late for work, and get your grey matter sizzling.

Goodreads Partners With First Book To Fight Illiteracy

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on July 8, 2011 10:23 AM | Posted 09.07.2011 | Home

Goodreads has partnered with First Book, a charity group whose mission is to make sure children who reside in low-income communities are able to have ...

Top 55 Best Read List | Erin | Best Read | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

Based on the FridayReads posts on June 10, 2011, here’s the Best Read List:...

Life Advice From Your Favorite Authors | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

One of our go-to Monday morning reads (seriously, bookmark it) is The Days of Yore, a stellar blog that interviews artists of all stripes about the ti...

Time 100 List Includes Six Writers (One Of Whom Is Our Very Own Arianna Huffington)

GalleyCat | Maryann Yin on April 21, 2011 12:43 PM | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

The 2011 edition of the Time 100 list included six writers....

Pulitzer Prize Winning Book To Be Adapted For TV | Posted 06.21.2011 | Home

It has been some week for Brooklyn-based author Jennifer Egan. Her novel A Visit From The Goon Squad won the Pulitzer Prize, and she cited the HBO ser...

Pulitzer Prize 2011: Winner Jennifer Egan On The Tedium Of Writing

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.19.2011 | Home

Yesterday, the writer Jennifer Egan was announced as the 2011 recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her book, A Visit From The Goon Squad. ...

Pulitzer Prize 2011 Winners In Books: Did The Right Authors Win?

Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

So will this be your next reading list? The Pulitzer Prizes for 2011 were announced today and the results for books are in the slideshow below. If you...

Saki Knafo

Pulitzer Prize Winners For 2011: See The Full List | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.18.2011 | Home

The 2011 Pulitzer Prizes were announced on Monday, and many of the journalism awards went to venerable, well-decorated publications. The New York T...