Jennifer Egan - Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writers Series

Event Date
Uptown Campus
Lake Theatre in Lake Hall
Jennifer Egan - Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writers Series illustration

The Carole Barnette Boudreaux '65 Great Writers Series welcomes Pulitizer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan to campus for a public talk.

Jennifer Egan is the author of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel A Visit from the Goon Squad. Published in 2010, the book soared to the top of many publications’ Best of 2010 lists, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, Time, SlateSalon, and People. In addition to being awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, A Visit from the Goon Squad won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the IMPAC/Dublin Literary Award, and the Irish Book Award.

Her latest best-selling novel, The Candy House, is a “sibling novel” to her Pulitzer Prize- and ​NBCC Award-winning A Visit from the Goon Squad—an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity and meaning in a world where memories and identities are no longer private. It was named one of The New York Times Book Review‘s Top 10 books of 2022, and appeared on countless other Best of the Year lists, including Entertainment WeeklyThe EconomistSlate, the Philadelphia Inquirer, NPR, and Time Magazine. President Obama also included The Candy House on his 2022 Summer Reading List.

Egan's books will be for sale after her talk and she will be doing a book signing.  There will be a reception with food and beverages after the talk in Lake Hall.