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California Book Club (Virtual)

Date: October 19, 2023

Time: 5:00 pm PT

Location: Virtual Event

In conversation with California editor-eminence John Freeman...and a special guest!

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Word Festival, Blue Hill Maine

Date: October 20, 2023

Time: Evening

Location: TK

Interview with legendary book critic Laura Miller. CAN'T WAIT!!!

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Tulane University, New Orleans

Date: November 15, 2023

Time: TK

Location: Tulane University: evening public lecture open to all: Details to come!

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News, upcoming lectures, readings and book signings

Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania for 2023/24

Egan returns to her beloved alma mater for a second stint as Artist-in-Residence at the English Department, where she will teach a literature course (open to all) in Spring 2024.

Olivia Wilde and A24 to adapt GOON SQUAD and THE CANDY HOUSE for a series!!

Fifth option for GOON SQUAD.  Hoping this amazing deal will be the charm!!

Newyorker.com Interview with Deborah Treisman

This exhaustive interview, “Jennifer Egan’s Disciplined Restlessness,” was assembled by legendary editor Deborah Treisman from a year’s worth of conversations.

THE CANDY HOUSE is out in paperback, and an immediate IndieBound Bestseller!!

Purchase links and Reading Group Guide HERE

THE CANDY HOUSE is appearing on multiple Best-of-2022 Lists!!

 

The New York Times Book Review:  TOP 10 Books of 2022!!!

 

 

New York Times critic Dwight Garner’s 3 Favorite Novels of 2022

“It’s about technology, about stabs at a collective consciousness, but it’s got a vastly human soul.”

 

PBS News Hour: 12 Books to Read from 2022

“It is grappling with what it means to be hooked into technology and social media.”

 

Slate:  10 Best Books of 2022

“The effect is even more dazzling than in Goon Squad, a tribute to fiction’s power to access truths that mere information can never convey.”

 

Philadelphia Inquirer:  Top 10 Books of 2022

When it’s brilliant, they call it speculative fiction.”

 

The Economist:  Top 6 Fiction of 2022 (behind paywall)

“A novel about what humans lose in offering up their private lives to algorithms that mine them for profit…a kind of 21st-century Middlemarch”

 

Entertainment Weekly: 10 Best Books of 2022

“The novel — with its prismatic plotting and ever-shifting chorus of seekers, kooks, and visionaries — feels less like a house than a honeycomb full of fantastical rooms, each one alive and thrumming with bright, weird humanity.”

 

Kirkus  Editor-in-Chief’s Top 6 Books of 2022

“Such inventiveness, intelligence, and style! This one left me breathless as it explored themes of memory, privacy, family, and more with pure storytelling brio.”

 

Hollywood Reporter: 10 Best Books of 2022

“Egan’s latest is a beautiful reminder that the literary world has not fallen prey to Hollywood’s existing-IP creative drought.”

 

Vanity Fair

“After her fiercely spectacular A Visit From the Goon Squad, the odds seemed slim Jennifer Egan could do it again—and yet, she did.”

 

Mental Floss’s 16 Best Books of 2022

“Following up 2010’s Pulitzer Prize-winner A Visit From the Goon Squad was a tall order, but Jennifer Egan succeeds in spades with her sort-of sequel The Candy House.”

 

Library Journal:  10 Best Literary Fiction of 2022

Time Magazine

NPR

The Guardian

Publisher’s Weekly

Oprah Daily

Irish Times

Literary Hub

Glamour

Southern Living

Self  Magazine **Top 14 Books of 2022**

Book Riot

Hudson News

Vogue

Bookpage

The New Yorker

BBC

Vulture

AbeBooks

Chicago Public Library

New York Post

Next Big Idea Club (**top 10**)

President Obama included THE CANDY HOUSE on his 2022 Summer Reading List!!!

Own Your Unconscious

Who are the Eluders

Extreme End-of-Decade Love for A VISIT FROM THE GOON SQUAD!!

Grateful and Thrilled that GOON SQUAD has somehow remained in the conversation after ten years:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY:  Best Book of Decade
Time Magazine:  10 Best Books of Decade
ELLE:  15 Books that Defined the 2010s
Philadelphia Inquirer:  20 Best Books of the Decade
VOX:  19 Best Books of Decade
Literary Hub:  The Best 20 Novels of the Decade

Manhattan Beach Chosen for the One Book, One New York Summer Read!!

Find out about events and book discussion groups here.

MANHATTAN BEACH is a Finalist for the One Book, One New York read!

Please, help MANHATTAN BEACH to be read widely in the city that inspired it!  Voting takes *one second*…really!

Vote Here!!

Jennifer Egan becomes President of PEN America

Friends, colleagues and readers, please immediately join this tremendous organization, dedicated to protecting free speech at home and abroad!  It’s crucial…and cheap!

Membership Page

End-of-Year Love for MANHATTAN BEACH!

NPR Fresh Air:  Maureen Corrigan’s Top 10 Books of 2017
The Week:  Top 5 Novels of 2017
San Francisco Chronicle:  Top 10 Books of 2017
BBC:  10 Best Books of 2017
The Spectator (UK):  6 Best Books of 2017
Time Magazine:  The Top 10 Novels of 2017
Kirkus Reviews:  Best Fiction of 2017  
Booklist:  Top of the List for 2017.  Best Fiction Title
USA Today:  10 Books we Loved Reading in 2017
Hudson Booksellers:  Best Books of 2017 
PBS:  Best Books of 2017
Barnes and Noble:  Must-Have Fiction of 2017
Amazon:  Best Literature and Fiction of 2017
New York Times Book Review: 100 Notable Books of 2017
CBC (Canada):  Top 10 International Fiction
The Globe & Mail 100 Best Books of the Year (Canada)
Opinion/Washington Post:  Seven Books that helped me make sense of the craziness of 2017
Slate.com:  Laura Miller’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017
Slate.com:  Katy Waldman’s 10 Favorite Books of 2017
The Guardian (UK): Best Fiction of 2017
NPR: Best Books of 2017
New York Newsday: Best of 2017
New York Times: Critics’ Top books of 2017
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:  10 books that Made 2017 More Bearable
The Fader:  14 Unputdownable Books from 2017
Oregon Live:  21 Books We Loved in 2017
Southern Living:  The Best Books of 2017
The Cut:  2017’s Best Books by Women
The Observer (UK):  Books of the Year
The Mail on Sunday (UK):  Books of the Year
Financial Times (UK):  Best Books of 2017:  Fiction
Esquire: Best Books of 2017
Washington Independent Review of Books: Our Favorite Books of 2017
BookPage: Best Books of 2017
St. Louis Post Dispatch: Our Favorite Books of 2017

MANHATTAN BEACH has been shortlisted for the American Library Association’s Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.  Other finalists are the splendid novels SING UNBURIED SING and LINCOLN IN THE BARDO.

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UK Tour Details

 

Manhattan Beach book tour starts October 3rd!

October 2017: Jennifer Egan to publish new novel, MANHATTAN BEACH with Scribner!!

Starred Kirkus review here.

Starred Publishers Weekly Review here.

Scribner Press Release here.

Entertainment Weekly article here.

Bookseller article here.

Archived site for A Visit from the Goon Squad

The previous version of this site has been archived at goonsquad.jenniferegan.com.