Jeffrey Eugenides

in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
March 08, 1960




Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish extraction.

Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent. He attended Grosse Pointe's private University Liggett School. He took his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1983. He later earned an M.A. in Creative Writing from Stanford University.

In 1986 he received the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for his story "Here Comes Winston, Full of the Holy Spirit". His 1993 novel, The Virgin Suicides, gained mainstream interest with the 1999 film adaptation directed by Sofia Coppola. The novel was reissued in 2009.

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October 2011, Jeffrey Eugenides
"Three brainy Ivy Leaguers fumble in love in The Marriage Plot, a new novel from the author of Middlesex. Eugenides discusses the struggle between our heads and our hearts." ...More

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“Biology gives you a brain. Life turns it into a mind.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“It was one of those humid days when the atmosphere gets confused. Sitting on the porch, you could feel it: the air wishing it was water.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex

“She held herself very straight, like Audrey Hepburn, whom all women idolize and men never think about.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides



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