The Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series continues its 33rd season with celebrated fiction writer George Saunders. The reading will be followed by an on-stage interview conducted by Mat Johnson and a book sale and signing at which audience members can visit with the author.
GEORGE SAUNDERS was named in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" for 2013. Mary Karr writes in Time, "For more than a decade, George Saunders has been the best short-story writer in English - not 'one of,' not 'arguably,' but the Best." Zadie Smith says, "Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny." Saunders' latest story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 finalist for the National Book Award, debuted at #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. The New York Times Magazine, which featured it in a cover story, called Tenth of December "the best book you'll read this year." The Boston Globe says, "George Saunders captures the fragmented rhythms, disjointed sensory input, and wildly absurd realities of the 21st century experience like no other writer." His other works include In Persuasion Nation, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, The Braindead Megaphone, New York Times Notable Books Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and a New York Times children's bestseller, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation "genius" fellowship.