Thursday, October 24, 2013

A Visit From Jennifer Egan (Book Event)

Inside The Writers Studio with Jennifer Egan B+

Jennifer Egan, whom I had the pleasure of meeting in 2011 was Inside the Writers Studio tonight.  She discussed her writing life and how President Obama's campaign inspired the infamous PowerPoint chapter in the Pulitzer Prize winning A Visit From the Goon Squad.  With all the hoopla surrounding Goon Squad, it was nice to hear about her other books during the interview... several of which I knew little or nothing about.  Egan's 1995 debut novel, The Invisible Circus, was adapted to the big screen in 2001.  The film starred Cameron Diaz.  Egan's short story collection, Emerald City and Other Stories and her mysterious and robust novel, 2001's Look at Me were both nominated for the National Book Awards.

Here's a short youtube clip of Jennifer Egan from a few years ago - Enjoy.

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