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Dave Eggers

Founder of McSweeney's & Best-Selling Author

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 Dave Eggers Biography

Born in Boston, Dave Eggers is the author of the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000); the novel You Shall Know Our Velocity (2002); the story collection How We Are Hungry (2004); and the novel What Is the What (2006). He is editor of the annual The Best American Nonrequired Reading series, and co-editor of the Voice of Witness series of oral histories.

In 1998, he founded McSweeney's, an independent book publishing house in San Francisco which puts out the McSweeney's quarterly literary journal; the monthly magazine The Believer; the daily humor website McSweeneys.net; and Wholphin, a DVD quarterly of short films.

In 2002, he opened 826 Valencia, a writing lab for young people located in the Mission District of San Francisco; there are now branches of 826 in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and Michigan. He has designed most of the books and quarterlies published by McSweeney's and created the templates for The Believer and Wholphin. His design work has been featured in many annuals and periodicals, and was featured in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and in the California Design Biennial.

Eggers, along with Nínive Calegari, have written a book entitled Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers. In it, they interviewed hundreds of teachers about the complexities of their work, their passions for their profession, their frustrations with public conceptions of their value, and their financial struggles to make it all possible. They talked with people who said they would have loved to go into teaching, but didn't want to be undervalued professionally or find themselves scraping by financially. In an effort to bring this issue before a wider audience they have produced the documentary film American Teacher, narrated by Matt Damon.

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This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

This Bridge Will Not Be Gray

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013

The Circle

The Circle

A Hologram for the King: A Novel (Vintage)

A Hologram for the King: A Novel (Vintage)

Zeitoun

Zeitoun

The Wild Things

The Wild Things

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  • Best-selling Author

  • Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices & Small Salaries of America’s Teachers

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Conversation with Dave Eggers

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    Booking fees for Dave Eggers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dave Eggers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
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Dave Eggers

Founder of McSweeney's & Best-Selling Author

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Dave Eggers Biography

Born in Boston, Dave Eggers is the author of the memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000); the novel You Shall Know Our Velocity (2002); the story collection How We Are Hungry (2004); and the novel What Is the What (2006). He is editor of the annual The Best American Nonrequired Reading series, and co-editor of the Voice of Witness series of oral histories.

In 1998, he founded McSweeney's, an independent book publishing house in San Francisco which puts out the McSweeney's quarterly literary journal; the monthly magazine The Believer; the daily humor website McSweeneys.net; and Wholphin, a DVD quarterly of short films.

In 2002, he opened 826 Valencia, a writing lab for young people located in the Mission District of San Francisco; there are now branches of 826 in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, and Michigan. He has designed most of the books and quarterlies published by McSweeney's and created the templates for The Believer and Wholphin. His design work has been featured in many annuals and periodicals, and was featured in the National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and in the California Design Biennial.

Eggers, along with Nínive Calegari, have written a book entitled Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America's Teachers. In it, they interviewed hundreds of teachers about the complexities of their work, their passions for their profession, their frustrations with public conceptions of their value, and their financial struggles to make it all possible. They talked with people who said they would have loved to go into teaching, but didn't want to be undervalued professionally or find themselves scraping by financially. In an effort to bring this issue before a wider audience they have produced the documentary film American Teacher, narrated by Matt Damon.

Dave Eggers Videos

  • Dave Eggers TED Prize 4 Minute Talk
    Dave Eggers TED Prize 4 Minute Talk
  • We the people - Discussion with Philip Shishkin: Dave Eggers at Zeitgeist
  • Highlights - We the People - Dave Eggers at Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Dave Eggers Books

Dave Eggers Speaking Topics

  • Best-selling Author

  • Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices & Small Salaries of America’s Teachers

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Conversation with Dave Eggers

FAQs on booking Dave Eggers

  • How to book Dave Eggers?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dave Eggers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Dave Eggers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dave Eggers or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dave Eggers?

    Booking fees for Dave Eggers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dave Eggers, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dave Eggers?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dave Eggers for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dave Eggers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dave Eggers or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dave Eggers or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dave Eggers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dave Eggers for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Dave Eggers generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Geoffrey Canada, Wes Moore, Jonathan Kozol, Howard Gardner and Robert Ballard. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dave Eggers for an upcoming event.

Dave Eggers Speaker Videos

  • Dave Eggers TED Prize 4 Minute Talk
    Dave Eggers TED Prize 4 Minute Talk
    We the people - Discussion with Philip Shishkin: Dave Eggers at Zeitgeist
  • Highlights - We the People - Dave Eggers at Zeitgeist Americas 2011

Dave Eggers Speaking Topics

  • Best-selling Author

  • Teachers Have It Easy: The Big Sacrifices & Small Salaries of America’s Teachers

  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius: A Conversation with Dave Eggers

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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