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Friday, 07th August, 2020
George Saunders is the author of Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the Man Booker Prize, and the story collection Tenth of December, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Folio Prize (best work of fiction in English). A 2016 MacArthur Fellow, he teaches at Syracuse University.
George Saunders and the Making of Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders in conversation with Amitava Kumar
To celebrate the milestone 100th episode of JLF Brave New World, MacArthur ‘Genius’ and Booker Prize-winning author of 'Lincoln in the Bardo', George Saunders shares insights into the mosaic of his prolific life and genre-bending body of work. In conversation with writer Amitava Kumar, Saunders, the master of modern fiction, discusses the state of contemporary literature, its relation with power and politics, and the place of darkness and kindness in stories today.