Dave Eggers Comes to Duke

Celebrated author, editor, publisher, and philanthropist Dave Eggers (left) talks with Special Collections conservator Erin Hammeke while getting a tour of the Verne and Tanya Roberts Conservation Lab. Eggers is the author of numerous award-winning books, including Zeitoun, What Is the What, and A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. He was on campus to deliver the Weaver Memorial Lecture on November 10. The lecture is hosted every other year by the Duke University Libraries in memory of William B. Weaver, T’72, a former member of the Library Advisory Board. The event was co-sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center.

Dave Eggers with Erin Hammeke in the Conservation Lab
Photo credit: Aaron Welborn