Distinguished Writers Series: Jennifer Egan
February 28, 2012
Egan’s 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad (Knopf, 2010), soared to the top of many publications' Best of 2010 lists, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time, Slate, Salon, and People. In addition to the Pulitzer, her novel won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. HBO has selected Egan's A Visit from the Goon Squad for a series treatment. Egan is also the author of The Invisible Circus, which became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, and The Keep, which was a national best seller. Her nonfiction 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 Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.