Past Event: Middlesex (with Kristina Valaitis, 2002)
Born in Detroit in 1960, Jeffrey Eugenides graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and earned his master’s degree in English and creative writing from Stanford University in 1986. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published in 1993. His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, Best American Short Stories, The Gettysburg Review, and Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists.”
Eugenides’s many awards include fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, Berliner Künstlerprogramm of the DAAD, and the American Academy in Berlin, as well as a Whiting Writers’ Award and the Henry D. Vursell Memorial Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize, the WELT-Literaturpreis of Germany, and the Great Lakes Book Award for his novel Middlesex (2002), also shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Award, France’s Prix Medici, and the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.
Eugenides is Professor of Creative Writing in the Peter B. Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
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Above: Photograph by Karen Yamauchi and courtesy of Princeton University.