Jennifer Egan is the author of several novels and a short story collection. Her most recent novel, Manhattan Beach, a New York Times bestseller, was awarded the 2018 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Her previous novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad, won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times book prize, and was recently named one of the best books of the decade by Time Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, and several others. Also a journalist, she has written frequently in the New York Times Magazine—most recently about pregnancy and childbirth among opioid-dependent women. She is President of PEN America.
NeMLA members are encouraged to read Manhattan Beach in preparation for the keynote address. If you have questions for Jennifer Egan, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, bring them to ask her yourself at the convention, or submit them with our mobile app!