His novel Middlesex is about a contemporary hermaphrodite. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction this year, and is now out in paperback. Eugenides is also the author of the novel The Virgin Suicides, which was made into a movie. Eugenides' fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Yale Review, and Best American Short Stories. This interview first aired September 24, 2002.