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Guy Lamolinara from the Library of Congress speaks with Jennifer Egan, who appeared at the 2011 National Book Festival on September 24, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Egan is the author of "The Invisible Circus," a novel that became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001; "Look at Me," a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction; and "The Keep," which was a national best-seller. Her nonfiction articles appear frequently in The New York Times Magazine. Her 2002 cover story on homeless children received the Carroll Kowal Journalism Award. Her most recent novel is "A Visit from the Goon Squad" (Knopf), which won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
About the 2011 National Book Festival
The 2011 National Book Festival, organized and sponsored by the Library of Congress, was held on Saturday, September 24 and Sunday, September 25, 2011, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.