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Thu, Feb 7, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

George Saunders' 'Tenth of December'


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George Saunders
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George Saunders

Back when George Saunders was a geophysics graduate with dreams of being a writer, the faculty at Syracuse University's creative writing program decided to take a risk on him. They called him their "grand experiment." Today, George Saunders has multiple awards and a MacArthur "Genius" grant to his name, along with a new collection of short stories called "Tenth of December," which the New York Times called "the best book you'll read this year." We talk with George Saunders about crafting a short story and his unique characters.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • George Saunders, English professor at Syracuse University, author of short story collections including "Tenth of December," "Pastoralia" and "In Persuasion Nation"

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