Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Main Stage
    Saturday, September 1
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Dave Eggers is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing and a monthly magazine. In 2002, Eggers co-founded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit youth writing and tutoring center in San Francisco that has opened offices worldwide. Eggers’s work has been nominated for the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award, and has won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, France’s Prix Médicis, Germany’s Albatross Prize, the National Magazine Award and the American Book Award. His novels include “The Circle,” “A Hologram for the King” and “Heroes of the Frontier.” His new book, “The Monk of Mokha” (Knopf), is the true story of a young Yemeni American man, raised in San Francisco, who dreams of resurrecting the ancient art of Yemeni coffee but finds himself trapped in Sana’a by civil war.

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Dave Eggers