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Jennifer Egan

Jennifer Egan

Artist in Residence

Fisher-Bennett Hall 118
215-898-7346
Jennifer Egan in black coat, smiling at camera Photo by Pieter M Van Hattem

Jennifer Egan’s 2017 novel, Manhattan Beach, has been awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction.  Egan was born in Chicago and raised in San Francisco.  She is also the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories, The Keep, and A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize. Her short stories have appeared in The New YorkerHarpersGrantaMcSweeney’s and other magazines. She is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Fiction, and a Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Fellowship at the New York Public Library.  Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award, and “The Bipolar Kid” received a 2009 NAMI Outstanding Media Award for Science and Health Reporting from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Publications

Articles and Book Chapters

"Children of the Opioid Epidemic" in The New York Times Magazine (2018)
"The Liberation of Lori Berenson" in The New York Times Magazine (2011)
"The Bipolar Puzzle" in The New York Times Magazine (2008)
"Wanted: A Few Good Sperm" in The New York Times Magazine (2006)
"Love in the Time of No Time" in The New York Times Magazine (2003)
"To be Young and Homeless" in The New York Times Magazine (2002)
"The Technology" in The New York Times Magazine (2001)
"Lonely Gay Teen Seeking Same" in The New York Times Magazine (2000)
"Walking Toward Mindfulness" in The New York Times Magazine (2000)
"Power Suffering" in The New York Times Magazine (1999)
"Why a Priest" in The New York Times Magazine (1999)
"Uniforms in the Closet" in The New York Times Magazine (1998)
"The Thin Red Line" in The New York Times Magazine (1997)
"James is a Girl" in The New York Times Magazine (1996)