George Saunders is widely considered one of the greatest fiction writers alive, attested to by all the prizes, the respect of other writers, and even book sales. He’s got his first book of short stories in a decade. It’s called Liberation Day, and it will surprise no one that it is a brilliant work filled with generosity, pain, and characters who can’t quite answer the door when honesty comes knocking. The book affirms that lurking in every office, off every highway, underneath the ground, there are humans, and so there are stories. Forum talks to George Saunders about his new book, the changing political climate for fiction, and the magic of short stories.
George Saunders on his New Collection of Short Stories, 'Liberation Day'
George Saunders (Zach Krahmer)
George Saunders, writer, MacArthur "genius" and Booker Prize winner, "Liberation Day: Stories"