(Eugenides, Jeffrey) 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. In 2003, he received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, and France’s Prix Médicis. The Marriage Plot was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and won both the Prix Fitzgerald and the Madame Figaro Literary Prize. Eugenides is a professor of creative writing in the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton. His story collection, Fresh Complaint (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) presents characters in the midst of personal and national emergencies, including a poet turned embezzler, and a clavichord player whose dreams founder under the obligations of marriage and fatherhood.