Jeffrey Eugenides
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Eugenides: 'I pour myself into my characters'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jeffrey Eugenides tells Razia Iqbal that his latest novel's main character is not based on the late David Foster Wallace. Wallace, an acclaimed and inspirational American novelist, killed himself in 2008 while suffering severe depression.

Jeffrey Eugenides published his third novel, The Marriage Plot, in 2011.

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  • 16 Dec 2011
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