The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature bestselling author Dave Eggers to discuss his most recent novel Heroes of the Frontier. The discussion will be moderated by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.
“A picaresque adventure and spiritual coming-of-age tale — On the Road crossed with Henderson the Rain King…Deeply affecting.”
—Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
About the Author:
Dave Eggers the author of ten books, including most recently Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, The Circle, and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The Believer). McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a nonprofit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a nonprofit organization designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible. He lives in Northern California with his family.’