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George Saunders

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Catalog Number: 20150612, 20140822

Acclaimed writer George Saunders reads a passage from his prestigious Story Prize-winning collection, Tenth of December. In this public presentation for Rainy Day Books, Saunders discusses his path to becoming a writer, how his family and career have influenced his work, and the desire he has to connect with and engage readers. His unique experiences as a travel writer for GQ have taken him from luxurious hotel rooms in Dubai to time spent incognito in a homeless tent city in Fresno. Saunders remarks on how such experiences have helped to shape and refine his worldview, bringing a broader range of voices to his writing.

| Subject Matter: Family, Travel, Character Development, Reader Engagement | Interview Year: 2014 | Genre: Fiction | Awards: Story Prize, Folio Prize, PEN/Malamud Award, O. Henry Award |

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