Jennifer Egan American novelist and short story writer who lives in Brooklyn. She was raised in San Francisco. After she graduated from Lowell High School, Egan attended the University of Pennsylvania and St John's College, Cambridge.
She has published short fiction in The New Yorker, Harper's, Zoetrope All-Story, and Ploughshares, among others, and her journalism appears frequently in The New York Times Magazine. She has published one short story collection, and four novels, among which Look at Me was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001, and A Visit From the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction.
Egan was the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1996,, and was a fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library in 2004-05. In 2011 she was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Egan won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award (Fiction) and a Pulitzer Prize for A Visit From the Goon Squad.