Visit from the Goon Squad (Egan)

Author Bio
Birth—September 6, 1962
Where—Chicago, Illinois, USA
Raised—San Francisco, California 
Education—University of Pennsylvania; Cambridge
  University (UK) 
Awards—Caroll Kowal Journalism Award; NAMI
  Media Award for Science & Helath Reporting
Currently—lives in Brooklyn, New York

Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco. She is the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starting Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories and, most recently, the The Keep, which was a national bestseller. A Visit From the Goon Squad, was published in 2010 and highlighted on the cover of the New York Times Book Review.

Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library. Her non-fiction articles appear frequently in the New York Times Magazine.

Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award, and her most recent article, "The Bipolar Kid," received a 2009 NAMI Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness. (From the publisher.)

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