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In 1976 Paul got a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington.
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Paul also holds a Master of Arts (1985) from Pennsylvania State University.
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Paul also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in English (1996) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
(A powerful novel of war is laced with humor in this story...)
A powerful novel of war is laced with humor in this story of two Americans living in a Vietnamese refugee camp on the coast of Malaysia and fomenting a rebellion that has surprising results.
In 1976 Paul got a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. He also holds a Master of Arts (1985) from Pennsylvania State University and a Doctor of Philosophy in English (1996) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
From 1976 to 1978 Paul Eggers was a volunteer English teacher in Malaysia. In 1979 he became a relief worker in the Philippines and Malaysia at United Nations High Commission for Refugees. Eggers worked as a technical writer in Seattle from 1986 to 1990.
Since 2000 Paul is an associate professor of creative writing at California State University, Chico.
Eggers is a novelist and short-story writer who draws themes and subjects from his experiences as a Peace Corps volunteer and United Nations relief worker in southeast Asia and Africa during the 1970s and 1980s.
His first novel, Saviors, centers on Reuben Gill, an aid worker who is assigned to the Bidong Island Refugee Camp in Malaysia. There he encounters filth, chaos, romance, bureaucratic absurdity, and power struggles among the various factions of workers and refugees.
Eggers's follow-up collection, How the Water Feels, offers shorter portraits of life among relief workers and refugees in southeast Asia. Included are stories about competitive chess, interaction among the inhabitants and administrators of the camp, the aftermath of a suicide, and the strain of relief work on the marriage.
Paul is the husband of Ellen Eggers, a specialist in Bantu languages.