Study Guide

A Hologram for the King Characters

By Dave Eggers

Alan Clay

You don't just name a character Alan Clay by accident. This is a name that is a) designed to be...

Yousef

Alan's new BFF, Yousef, is the kind of sidekick every hero wants: personable, tolerant of stupid...

Hanne

We have to say: if there's a spinoff of A Hologram For the King out there, we want it to be about...

Zahra Hakem

Dr. H has an important distinction in this book (other than being a female doctor in a largely...

Ruby

Look, we're not fond of this label either (unless it's being applied to Rachel Bloom's brilliant...

Kit Clay

Kit never makes an actual appearance in this work, but she's involved in some of Alan's most...

Charlie Fallon

Charlie was Alan's close friend and neighbor in Massachusetts. That is…until Charlie kills...

Ron Clay

If you've got that irascible old dude in your family who always ruins Thanksgiving dinner by...

Eric Ingvall

Eric is Alan's boss at Reliant and there is zero love lost between these two guys. For Alan, Eric...

Karim al-Ahmad

Karim is the inaccessible liaison at KAEC. And this guy is also the character who gets the...

Salem

Maybe no one defies Alan's narrow expectations about life in Saudi Arabia more than...