Dave Eggers’ books include, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000), You Shall Know Our Velocity (2002), and Zeitoun (2009).
From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:
What books are currently on your bedside table?Read the complete interview.
I don’t have a bedside table. The book I’m dropping on the floor at night is The Razor’s Edge by W Somerset Maugham.
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What is the strangest thing you’ve done when researching a book?
For Zeitoun, I needed to see the inside of the prison where Abdulrahman Zeitoun was held, so I posed as a prison educator to get a tour. I felt bad about fibbing, but it was the only way to get in.
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What book do you wish you’d written?
Herzog by Saul Bellow.