“Not since Twain has America produced a satirist this funny.”—Zadie Smith
“An astoundingly tuned voice—graceful, dark, authentic, and funny—telling just the kinds of stories we need to get us through these times.”—Thomas Pynchon
George Saunders, one of foremost innovators of the contemporary American short story, is on hand to read from his recent work in connection with his current stint at CalArts, where he is the Katie Jacobson Writer in Residence. Saunders has authored the blazingly original collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline (1996), Pastoralia (2000), In Persuasion Nation (2006), and Tenth of December (2013)—a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the Folio Prize. His other books include The Braindead Megaphone (2007), a volume of essays, and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip (2005), a best-selling children’s tale. Recipient of a MacArthur genius grant in 2006, Saunders regularly contributes to The New Yorker, GQ and Harper’s, and his writing has appeared in the O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Nonrequired Reading anthologies.
G - General Audience
M - REDCAT Members
ST - Students
CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff