Dave Eggers will be in conversation about Heroes of the Frontier on Sunday 23rd July in the Gorse Tent – approximate timing 1pm. Buy tickets here.
Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; What is the What, winner of France’s Prix Medici and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Zeitoun, winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the American Book Award; A Hologram for the King, finalist for the National Book Award; and more recently The Circle, now a film starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, and Heroes of the Frontier, which has won no awards at all, though the author still likes it quite a bit. Eggers is the founder of McSweeney’s, a publishing company that produces a literary quarterly, and Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers was the recipient of the 2015 Amnesty International Chair granted by Ghent University in Belgium. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven writing and tutoring centers around the United States. In 2008 he was awarded the TED Prize for his work in education. Sister 826 centers have emerged in 22 international cities.