Ungrateful Mammals ■ ■ BY DAV E E G G E R S
From the beloved, award-winning writer, a provocative collection of his animal-themed artwork
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ave Eggers is one of the most notable writers of his generation,
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recognized for such bestselling and critically acclaimed books
■■ Dave Eggers is one of the most
as A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, and The Circle. Before he embarked on his writing career, Eggers was classically trained as a draftsman and painter. He then spent many years as a professional illustrator and graphic designer before turning to writing full-time. More recently, in order to raise money for ScholarMatch, his
high-profile and celebrated writers working today ■■ Two new big-screen adaptations of his novels—The Circle and A Hologram for the King, both
college-access nonprofit, he returned to visual art, and the results
starring Tom Hanks—will raise
have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country.
Eggers’s profile even more
Usually involving the pairing of an animal with humorous or Biblical text, the results are wry, oddly anthropomorphic tableaus that create a very entertaining and eccentric body of work from one of today’s leading culture makers.
■■ Through his books, screenplays, and The Believer magazine, Eggers has inspired a large fan base that appreciates his
Dave Eggers is the author of seven bestselling and award-winning
books. He is also the founder and editor of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house based in San Francisco that produces a quarterly journal and a monthly magazine (The Believer). In 2002, he cofounded 826 Valencia, a nonprofit writing and tutoring center for youth in San Francisco, which has spawned six affiliate 826 centers
S PECIFICATIONS 100 color illustrations
144 pages, 11 × 8" Hardcover RIGHTS: WORLD FALL 2017 ART ISBN 978-1-4197-2463-3 ISBN 978-1-4197-2463-3 US $29.95 CAN $35.95 52995 9 781419 724633
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