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Burke's Alumna Jennifer Egan Wins Pulitzer

April 26, 2011

Burke's alumna Jennifer Egan '76 has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel "A Visit from the Goon Squad"." According to the Pulitzer Award committee, Egan's book is "an inventive investigation of growing up and growing old in the digital age, displaying a big-hearted curiosity about cultural change at warp speed. "  A national bestseller, the book also won the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction, and is a finalist for the Pen Faulkner Award and the LA Times Book Prize.  

In addition, Time Magazine just named Jennifer Egan to their "Time 100," a list of "The World's Most Influential People" with a photograph of Jennifer on the cover of the May 2 issue.  

Congratulations from all of us at Burke's!

Photograph credit:  Pieter M. Van Hattem