The Women in Time’s Most Influential List 2011: Jennifer Egan
on December 21, 2011
Jennifer Egan – I’m not very familiar with her to be honest, but that doesn’t necessarily mean she isn’t influential. Sometimes people can be influential behind the scenes or can still be influential despite people not knowing their name. But was she influential in 2011? Let’s take a look at what she did and then I’ll render my verdict.
- She’s a fiction writer and a journalist.
- Her book A Visit from the Goon Squad received a Pulitzer prize.
Is she influential? I think I am going to say yes. As I was investigating her, I ran across some of the journalism articles she wrote, it turns out I’ve read quite a few of them before – I just wasn’t aware it was her. They were really big pieces dealing with some tough issues and I think making a splash (One example would be this article: Wanted: A Few Good Sperm
). Certainly, we may not know the name of our journalists, but they are highly influential in the terms that they control what news gets reported and how it gets reported. So I am ruling her influential as well.