Dave Eggers is the author of six books for young readers, including The Wild Things; three works of nonfiction, including Zeitoun; twelve novels, including What Is the What, A Hologram for the King, and The Circle; and the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. He has written three screenplays, including Where the Wild Things Are with Spike Jonze. And he is the founder of McSweeney’s.
Eggers’s latest is The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment, about which John Hodgman wrote, “It is difficult these days to portray the sheer, numbing, terrifying, unprecedented strangeness of what is happening in contemporary maritime life. One wants to say it mirrors politics?”
This uncut interview is roughly twice as long as the version that ran in our debut episode. It has been lightly edited for clarity but not for time or content.
- Dave Eggers - The author of thirteen books; his latest is The Captain and the Glory: An Entertainment
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