October 28, 2010
BOOKS Filmmaker Judd Apatow and writer and editor Dave Eggers team up to present a night of comedy and music to celebrate the release of Apatow's book, "I Found This Funny," which is an anthology of humor writing that Apatow curated. The book includes the writing of Steve Martin, Nora Ephron, David Sedaris and others. The night of entertainment includes appearances by the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, Randy Newman and Garry Shandling. Proceeds benefit 826LA, Eggers' tutoring and writing program.
June 17, 2012 |
A Hologram for the King A Novel Dave Eggers McSweeney's: 328 pp., $25 More than any other writer of his generation, Dave Eggers is a brand. The 42-year-old author is accomplished in many fields - he's the founder of McSweeney's, a successful independent publishing house and innovative literary journal that grew out of a still-vital humor website. He's the head of the multi-city literacy nonprofit 826, which is partly supported by whimsical storefronts like the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store.
December 6, 2004 |
It's a clear, brisk night in Venice. Clear enough to see not just the stars but to see if they are aligned just right -- or so hopes Dave Eggers. From his perch on the porch of a second-story loft at the home of screenwriter Melissa Mathison, the author can keep watch on both the skies and the goings-on below: the murmur of agents, journalists, musicians, activists, some cushy Hollywood money all huddled around the food and drink by the turquoise strip of a lap pool. Eggers has landed in L.A.
April 26, 2003 |
Followers of best-selling writer Dave Eggers and his arch literary journal, "McSweeney's Quarterly," know what to expect with each issue: a signature piece of work. But at UCLA's Royce Hall on Thursday, fans had no idea how Eggers would conceptualize a show spinning off "McSweeney's" No. 6, a hardcover issue of the quarterly that includes a music CD.
October 20, 2002 |
This is Dave Eggers country. Two hundred people -- that's a mob for a literary reading -- packed the Berkeley bookstore where he debuted his new book this month. "Any of my old neighbors here?" he asked. Hands shot up. He smiled, dark eyes crinkling, dark hair so tightly curled it stood up. "He was darker when I knew him -- I mean inside," a gray-bearded man in the back murmured. At City Lights in North Beach, fans filled three rooms and a balcony.
November 3, 2002
While I was glad to see an article about Dave Eggers' recent publishing endeavors ("Eggers' Trail of Broken Hearts," by Shawn Hubler, Oct. 20), I was strongly disappointed by the section about his sister. The discussion of her death was handled inappropriately and callously, including unnecessary details about the circumstances, apparently for sensational effect. The article addressed Mr. Eggers' professional efforts as a novelist, publisher and publicity-dodger; there was no need to dish out those painful, personal details.