Jennifer Egan is an American novelist and short story writer. She was born in Chicago in 1962 and raised in San Francisco. Her most recent novel, A Visit From the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and the LA Times Book Prize. She is also the author of The Invisible Circus, a novel which became a feature film starring Cameron Diaz in 2001, Look at Me, a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction in 2001, Emerald City and Other Stories (1996) and the bestselling The Keep (2006). Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Harpers, Granta, McSweeney’s and other magazines. Her non-fiction articles appear frequently in the New York Times Magazine. Egan is married and is a mother of two boys. She lives in Brooklyn.