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Greatest Hits: Jennifer Egan


Jennifer Egan reads a passage from A Visit from the Goon Squad about a woman in her mid-thirties who must confront her long-standing compulsion to steal. (Running Time: 17:01)

After more than 7 years of weekly readings, The Writers' Block is evolving into something new! But, before we get to where we're going, let's take a look back at where we've been. Jennifer Egan reads a passage about a kleptomaniac from her 2011 Pultizer Prize winning novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad.

About the Author:

Jennifer Egan: Jennifer Egan is the author of The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, GQ, Zoetrope, All-Story, and Ploughshares, and her nonfiction appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She lives with her husband and sons in Brooklyn.

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