David Eggers


Birthday March 12, 1970

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Birthplace Massachusetts

Age 53 years old

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American author whose popular memoir, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, was published in 2000. His numerous literary awards include the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Heinz Award.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied journalism.


He designed the artwork for Vheissu, an album produced by Thrice.

Family Life

His father, John K. Eggers, was an attorney, and his mother, Heidi McSweeney, was a schoolteacher. After the death of both of his parents, he was put in charge of raising his younger brother.

Associated With

He was part of a 2006 fundraising tour called "The Revenge of the Book-Eaters" that included a performance by Ben Gibbard.