Yes, More Eggers on the Way

April 16, 2014 | 1 book mentioned 2

Once again, another Dave Eggers novel is coming with barely any notice. Knopf will publish Eggers’s latest, Your Fathers, Where Are They? And the Prophets, Do They Live Forever?, on June 17. The title is longer than the plot description, but the new novel will follow a man named Thomas who interrogates a NASA astronaut about their connection.

is an associate editor for The Millions and an editor in Atlanta. She tweets at @temalone.


  1. We know Eggers doesn’t do any research for his novels – as he proudly informed us in the publicity push for his last laugher – but this sort of turn-around guarantees nobody’s even editing him. So basically now he’s publishing the equivalent of a NaNoWriMo manuscript every nine months.

    I’m guessing the Times will review it three times.

  2. I read, and then skimmed, A Hologram For The King. There’s a phenomenal novel to be written about the strange economies of the Middle East, Dubai and Jeddah and all that, but this wasn’t it. Eggers has an ear for good stories, but is a supremely lazy researcher and writer. I don’t get why he thinks he can simply find within himself the credibility and knowledge to carry this stuff over.

    I can only imagine a novel called A Hologram For The King, dealing with Saudi, written by a competent author.

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