Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published in 1993 to great acclaim and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and France's Prix Medicis and has sold more than 3 million copies.
'A Catcher in the Rye for our time' Observer
'Entire and unstoppable ... a sparkling work' The Times
'Wonderfully original' Independent
'Eugenides is blessed with the storyteller's most magical gift, the ability to transform the mundane into the extraordinary' New York Times