March 8, 1960, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American (of Greek origins) novelist and short story writer. He graduated from Brown University in 1983 and also holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Stanford University. Eugenides lives with his family in Berlin, Germany. He is very reluctant to appear in public or disclose details about his private life.
The Virgin Suicides became known to a wider audience when, in 1999, it was made into a film by Sofia Coppola.
Mr. Eugenides is also the author of the following short stories: Baster (Wonderful Town, Remnick ed., Random House 2000) Air Mail (Best American Short Stories, Proulx ed., Houghton Mifflin, 1997) Ancient Myths (The Spatial Uncanny, James Casebere, Sean Kelly Gallery, 2001) The Speed of Sperm (Granta, 1997)