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The Center for Fiction Presents Jennifer Egan on The Candy House

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Tuesday, 7:00 pm EDT March 7, 2023

The Center for Fiction
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Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach) for the paperback launch of The Candy House, her follow-up sister novel to A Visit From the Goon Squad. Egan will read excerpts from her captivating novel and then the audience will have a special opportunity to engage in conversation with her about themes, stylistic choices, and the writing process in an extended Q&A.

The story opens with Bix Bouton and his successful tech company which allows users to access every memory they have ever had and share those memories in exchange for access to other people’s memories; the result is an intellectually daring tapestry of narratives exploring what it means to long for connection, love, and authenticity.

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  • Jennifer Egan by Pieter M. Van Hattem

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan

    Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her 2017 novel, Manhattan Beach, a New York Times bestseller, was awarded the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and was chosen as New York City’s One Book One New York read. Her previous novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize, and was named one of the best books of the decade by Time magazine and Entertainment Weekly. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times magazine, and she recently completed a term as President of PEN America. Her new novel, The Candy House, a sibling to A Visit From the Goon Squad, was published in April, 2022, and was recently named one of the New York Times’s 10 Best Books of 2022, as well as one of President Obama’s favorite reads of 2022.

    Photo Credit: Pieter M. Van Hattem