George Saunders

American short story writer

1958   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Syracuse University, Colorado School of Mines
occupation: translator, essayist, teacher, professor, journalist, prosaist, writer, geophysicist, geological engineer, fantasy author, short story writer, university teacher, children's writer
award received: John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Folio Prize, PEN/Malamud Award, MacArthur Fellows Program, World Fantasy Award for Best Short Fiction, Heartland Prize, National Magazine Awards
influenced by: John Updike
www.georgesaundersbooks.com

George Saunders (born December 2, 1958) is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, children's books, and novels. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's, and GQ. He also contributed a weekly column, American Psyche, to the weekend magazine of The Guardian between 2006 and 2008.A professor at Syracuse University, Saunders won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004, and second prize in the O. Henry Awards in 1997. His first story collection, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, was a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award. In 2006 Saunders received a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2006 he won the World Fantasy Award for his short story "CommComm".His story collection In Persuasion Nation was a finalist for the Story Prize in 2007. In 2013, he won the PEN/Malamud Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Saunders's Tenth of December: Stories won the 2013 Story Prize for short-story collections and the inaugural (2014) Folio Prize. His novel Lincoln in the Bardo (Bloomsbury Publishing) won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
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works

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In Persuasion Nation

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2006

Tenth of December: Stories

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2013

The Braindead Megaphone

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2007

The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders
illustrator: Benjamin F. Gibson

2005

Pastoralia

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2000

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2000

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

1996

Lincoln in the Bardo

book by George Saunders

author: George Saunders

2017

Tenth of December

author: George Saunders

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