Jeffrey Eugenides

Critically-acclaimed novelist Jeffrey Eugenides became a literary star with the publication of his debut novel iThe Virgin Suicides/i in 1993. Having written only three books over the course of eighteen years, iThe ... Read more »
Born: 03/08/1960 in Detroid, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Writer (1)

The Switch 2010 (Movie)

(Based on the short story: "Baster") (Source Material)

Biography

Critically-acclaimed novelist Jeffrey Eugenides became a literary star with the publication of his debut novel <i>The Virgin Suicides</i> in 1993. Having written only three books over the course of eighteen years, <i>The Virgin Suicides</i>, <i>Middlesex</i> and <i>The Marriage Plot</i>, the American author found success with each of his novels and attracted a devoted audience of critics and readers who anxiously awaited each of his works. All of Eugenides's novels tackled the transition from youth to adulthood, each drawing upon the author's own experiences to bring a sense of realism and emotional depth.

EDUCATION

Stanford University

1986
English and Creative Writing

Brown University

1982

Milestones

2003

Middlesex won the Pulitzer Prize

Middlesex was featured in Oprah's Book Club

Bonus Trivia

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There is a fake twitter account that parodies the author's penchant for vests - https://twitter.com/EugenidesVest

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While in college, he thought about becoming a Trappist monk and even travelled to India to work as a volunteer at Mother Teresa's Home for the Dying in Calcutta.

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