Dave Eggers, founder of the independent publishing house McSweeney’s, co-founder of the literacy project 826 Valencia, and of the human rights nonprofit Voice of Witness, founder of ScholarMatch

Dave Eggers is the author of ten books including The Circle, and A Hologram for the King, which was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. His memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius earned him a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the founder of McSweeney’s, an independent publishing company based in San Francisco that produces books, a quarterly journal of new writing (McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern), and a monthly magazine (The Believer). McSweeney’s also publishes Voice of Witness, a non-profit book series that uses oral history to illuminate human rights crises around the world. Eggers is the co-founder of 826 National, a network of seven tutoring centers around the country and ScholarMatch, a non-profit organisation designed to connect students with resources, schools and donors to make college possible.