Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida with Michael Silverblatt, 25 April 2007 – Audio

Recorded at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico on April 25, 2007.

Dave Eggers (far left) and Vendela Vida (far right) in conversation with Michael Silverblatt at the Lensic Theater in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wednesday, April 25, 2007. Photo: Don Usner

Dave Eggers is the author of A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, of which the Washington Post said, “Eggers evokes the terrible beauty of youth like a young Bob Dylan, frothing with furious anger.” He is also the author of You Shall Know Our Velocity!, and How We Are Hungry. In 1998, he founded McSweeney’s, an independent publishing house now located in San Francisco.

Vendela Vida is the author of Girls on the Verge, a journalistic study of female initiation rituals. She is also the author of a novel, And Now You Can Go, which begins with its narrator, 21 year old Ellis, being forced at gunpoint to sit and talk with a man in a New York City park as he contemplates a murder/suicide. She is the co-editor of the Believer magazine and the editor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers.

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