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Jennifer Egan


Jennifer Egan was born in Chicago in 1962 and grew up in San Francisco. She studied at the University of Pennsylvania and St John’s College, Cambridge. As well as writing novels and short stories, she is a journalist and has written frequently for the New York Times Magazine.

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Jennifer Egan (profile)
Jennifer Egan (profile from Time magazine as part of The 2011 Time 100)
How Do You Write a Great Work of Fiction? Jennifer Egan Explains the Steps
A life in writing: Jennifer Egan
Once upon a life (reflections on her own life)
Safari (story by Egan)
The English major’s cheerleader and champion (on her return to teaching)


1993 Emerald City (stories)
1995 The Invisible Circus (novel)
2001 Look at Me (novel)
2006 The Keep (novel)
2010 A Visit From the Goon Squad (novel)
2012 Look at Me (novel)
2017 Manhattan Beach (novel)
2021 The Thing That Changes Everything (novel)
2022 The Candy House (novel)