Jennifer Egan (LCLC50 2023)
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 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 and one of President Obama’s favorite reads of 2022.