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JAN 26, 2013 - The Guardian

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Dave Eggers: 'We tend to look everywhere but the mirror' – interview

Novelist and publisher Dave Eggers on writing, politics, the state of the States, and his latest novel, A Hologram for a KingYour portrayal of Saudi Arabia [in A Hologram for the King] sounds note-perfect – from the female surgeon who wears male trunks to go swimming to the foreign labourers fighting over a discarded cellphone. Did you do research trips there? What did you think about it as a country?I went to Saudi Arabia in 2010, and spent most of my time in Jeddah and the King Abdullah Economic City. Before I went, I'd talked to friends who visited the kingdom, and some who'd lived there, ... Read More

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