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Radiant, Dazzling and Electrifying Fiction with Jennifer Egan

March 23 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm

WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 4:30pm – 9:00pm

WHERE: Campus Center, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222 (see below for further directions)


BUS: #11, 12, 114

4:30 p.m. — Craft Talk, Multi-Purpose Room, Campus Center West

7:30 p.m. — Conversation / Q&A, Campus Center West Auditorium

Jennifer Egan, one of the leading fiction writers of her generation, received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Award for her bestselling, structurally inventive novel, A Visit from the Goon Squad (2010), widely hailed as one of the best novels of the 21st century (The Guardian, TIME, Entertainment Weekly).

Her much-anticipated new novel, The Candy House (2022), is the story of a Silicon Valley billionaire who creates a company that allows users to upload and download human memory. Publishers Weekly called it “an electrifying and shape-shifting story that one-ups its Pulitzer-winning predecessor.”

Egan served as President of the literary and human rights organization PEN America from 2018 to 2020.

Cosponsored by the English Department’s Creative Writing Program and Young Writers Program, and the Honors College.

Photo credit: Pieter M. van Hattem

Jennifer Egan, credit Pieter M. van Hattem
Jennifer Egan, The Candy House cover


March 23
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm