The Unexpected Catalog of George Saunders
George Saunders just won the Man Booker Prize for his 2017 novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, which was (amazingly) his very first novel-length work of fiction. It’s a meditation on life and death, told primarily through ghosts in the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln went to mourn the death of his young son.
Saunders is best known as a short-story writer, with a well-deserved reputation for creating fantastical, eerie, often unsettling stories that create new and wholly believable worlds.
Highlights of Saunders talking writing with Dick Cavett at LIVE from the NYPL in 2013.
When we looked up Saunders’ complement of work in the NYPL catalog, we were surprised to discover that it includes not only multiple collections of short stories, but also two novellas — CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil — and a book of personal essays.
And a children’s book!
Check out the titles below for George Saunders like you may not have known him before.
The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (novella; 2005); CivilWarLand in Bad Decline: Stories and a Novella (1997)
Commencement Speech, Essays, & Children’s Fiction
Saunders image via Flickr user Jeremy Sternberg.
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