Dave Eggers (b. 1970, USA) is an American author and journalist based in San Francisco. He is the author of many novels and works of nonfiction, including The Circle, A Hologram for the King, What Is the What, Zeitoun, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius.
He is the co-founder of a number of nonprofit organizations, including 826 National, Voice of Witness, the Valentino Achak Deng Foundation, and ScholarMatch. He has been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and is the winner of the American Book Award and the Dayton Literary Peace Prize.