Laurie Hertzel is senior editor for books at the Star Tribune, where she has worked since 1996. She is the author of "News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist," winner of a Minnesota Book Award.

Author Dave Eggers headed silently this way

Posted by: Laurie Hertzel under Author events, Book news, Book stores Updated: February 19, 2013 - 1:05 PM

 

Dave Eggers.

Dave Eggers.

Dave Eggers, editor, author, dynamo, and, yes, heartthrob, with that curly hair and scruffy beard, is no stranger to the Twin Cities. He was here last year as a Pen Pals speaker, and his latest anthology of "non-required reading" (published October 2012) included a piece by Minneapolis writer Louise Erdrich.

(Is it ironic that Erdrich's piece was an excerpt from "The Round House," which just won the National Book Award, beating Eggers' own "A Hologram for the King"? Or just coincidence?)

 Eggers will be in town in early March signing books at two bookstores--signings only, no reading or event.

Stll, his very presence, silent though it may be, is sure to draw crowds.  He'll sign "A Hologram for the King"  and most likely any of his other books, too ("Zeitoun" won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize; "A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius" first launched Eggers into fame in 2000) at 3:30 p.m. March 9 at Micawber's Bookstore, 2238 Carter Ave., St. Paul, and then again at 6:30 p.m. at Magers & Quinn, 3038 Hennepin Av. S., Minneapolis. 

A books blogger in Portland, Ore., noted that at his recent reading in Portland, a fan brought him a pear, which he ate. Actually, she said it was a "perfect pear wrapped in gold foil."

What gifts will Minnesotans bring?

 

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