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Authors in Conversation: Dave Eggers & Daniel Gumbiner

Event Type
Other
Sponsor
Humanities Research Institute and the Creative Writing Program, Department of English. Supported by the Presidential Initiative to Celebrate the Impact of the Arts and Humanities.
Location
I Hotel, Chancellor Ballroom
Date
Apr 12, 2023   6:00 pm  
Speaker
Dave Eggers
Contact
Humanities Research Institute
E-Mail
info-hri@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
HRI

Join us for a conversation between Dave Eggers (BS ’02, journalism) and Daniel Gumbiner. A book signing by both writers will follow!

Dave Eggers is the author of many books, including The Circle, The Monk of Mokha, What is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Lifters. He is founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a humor website, and a journal of new writing, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of youth writing and tutoring centers around the United States and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. Eggers is winner of the Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award for Education, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, the TED Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Northern California with his family.

Daniel Gumbiner’s first book, The Boatbuilder, was nominated for the National Book Award and a finalist for the California Book Awards. His next novel, Fire in the Canyon, is forthcoming from Astra House in Fall 2023. He is the Editor of The Believer and lives in Oakland, CA.

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