California Book Club
California Book Club chooses The Candy House for its October selection!!
All-Virtual Discussion will be on Thursday, October 22 at 5pm PT/8pm EST
Introduction in Alta Magazine
The Candy House Excerpt
Q&A: Jennifer Egan and David Ulin
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
“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.”
“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
Self Magazine **Top 14 Books of 2022**
The New Yorker
Chicago Public Library
New York Post
Next Big Idea Club (**top 10**)
Anticipation for The Candy House
The Candy House is making a number of book lists for 2022.
Catch up on the news, reviews, and interviews for the coming book.
5-Minute Writing Exercise: Unlocking the Unconscious
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:
: 15 Books that Defined the 2010s
: 19 Best Books of Decade
Recap of Jennifer Egan’s experience as a Literature Professor:
Jennifer Egan is currently Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, teaching English 086 in Spring 2018: Self, Image, Community: Studies in Modern Fiction.
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!
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!
MANHATTAN BEACH longlisted for the Women’s Prize (UK)!!
MANHATTAN BEACH wins the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction!!
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.
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.