Dave Eggers Announces New Novel
Writer Dave Eggers has announced he will be releasing a new novel, A Hologram For The King, on June 28. In a recent interview with The Rumpus, Eggers divulged several of the forthcoming novel’s details, including that it will center around Alan Clay, a down-on-his-luck, middle-aged businessman trying to sell IT to the King of Saudi Arabia, which is where the story takes place.
Eggers made his name with his debut memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000. He has since since produced several works that blur the lines between fact and fiction, including a literary portrayal of the story of a Sudanese refugee in What is the What, as well as a similarly-written take on a man’s experience of Hurricane Katrina in Zeitoun.
A Hologram For The King will be Eggers first entirely fictional novel since the 2002’s And You Shall Know Our Velocity. In addition to his writing, Eggers founded the McSweeney’s literary journal and the 826 National writing centers. He also co-wrote the screenplay for the 2009 Spike Jonze film Where The Wild Things Are.
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