Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers is the author of "What is the What," a groundbreaking epic novel based on the life of Valentino Achak Deng who, along with thousands of other "Lost Boys," was forced to leave his village in Sudan at age seven and trek hundreds of miles to find freedom. The author of five books, Eggers is the founder of McSweeney's, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that publishes books, a quarterly literary journal, The Believer (a monthly magazine of essays and interviews), Wholphin (a short-film DVD quarterly) and a daily humor website.

Dave Eggers