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Dave Eggers

  1. Trump Is Losing Key ‘Literary Luminaries’ VoteMore than 400 writers have signed a petition protesting the Donald’s candidacy. Will the millions of Trump voters with McSweeney’s subscriptions be swayed?
  2. internet-stained wretches
    Bill Simmons’s New Site Gets a Name — Grantland — and a Launch DateIn which we explain the name.
  3. america’s sweetheart
    Sarah Palin’s Angry Fans Revolt at Book SigningIllinois fans turn on a dime, and a blogger finds the link between Sarah Palin and Dave Eggers.
  4. bookworms
    The Top Ten Most Abusively Blurbed AuthorsThe press on Sloane Crosley’s new book deal made us realize there are some names that are just tossed around too frequently in publishing.
  5. intel
    Save Dave Eggers: Buy His Stuff!McSweeney’s book distributor filed for bankruptcy six months ago, and the indie-cooler-than-thou publisher has now realized it’s out some $130,000, which it kind of needs. So Eggers & Co. are selling their heirlooms to make ends meet, some on their own site and some at eBay. What’s on offer? Some of the inventory is deservedly bargain-basement, but there are some real gems among the literary detritus. Forget the good cause; just think of the potential resale value. After the jump, a quick review of the highlights.
  6. intel
    Dave Eggers Banned From Borders?We know you’re as desperate as we are to get your hands on Dave Eggers’s latest volume of self-indulgence, so we’re sure you ran out to your local Borders to pick up a copy. Perhaps you tried downtown first, at the store across from Trinity Church, where you quickly discovered that there were no books in stock. Next you might have tried midtown, that big Borders at Park and 57th, where you discovered the same deal: no new Eggers books. Likewise further east, at the Borders on Second Avenue in Murray Hill, and further west, at the Time Warner Center shop. Finally, a clerk would speculate that Eggers’s notorious anti-corporatist impulses were at play, that he’d insisted indie stores get the first shot at selling, before chain behemoths like Borders. But then you’d check the Barnes & Noble in Rockefeller Center, and you’d learn that — lo and behold — that chain store was well stocked with What Is The What. So what gives? Is Borders out to get Eggers? Is Eggers out to get Borders? Is it a big, postmodern joke we’re just not clever enough to get? None of the above, as it turns out. “He’s a big author for us, honestly,” explained a spokesman at Borders HQ in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “McSweeney’s just had problems with shipping.” No New York–area Borders have the book, and they won’t for a few more days. Staggeringly heartbreaking, indeed. — Amos Barshad