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George Saunders – Irene Blair Honeycutt Distinguished Lecturer

Wednesday, April 5th at 8 p.m.

author of Lincoln in the Bardo and The Tenth of December
Reading and Discussion with book signing to follow

Pease Auditorium

“The best short story writer in English—not ‘one of’,’ not ‘arguably’, but the Best.”


Lincoln In The BardoGeorge Saunders is the author of four collections of short stories, a novella, a book of essays, and an award-winning children’s book. His most recent collection, Tenth of December, was a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the 2014 Story Prize for short fiction and the 2014 Folio Prize. The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, Saunders’ work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’Henry, Best American Short Stories, Best Non-Required Reading, New American Stories, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies.


He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2013. Read more at his website.

Read the title story from The Tenth of December as first published in The New Yorker here.