Individual Author Record
Name: George SaundersPen Name: None Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Born: 1958 in Amirillo, Texas Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSaunders grew up near Chicago and graduated from Oak Forest High School in Oak Forest.
Biographical and Professional InformationGeorge Saunders is the author of eight books, including the story collections Pastoralia and Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received fellowships from the Lannan Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2006 he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2013 he was awarded the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and was included in Time’s list of the one hundred most influential people in the world. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.
*''CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Riverhead Trade, 1997 *''In Persuasion Nation, Riverhead Trade, 2007 *''Pastoralia, Riverhead Trade, 2001 *''The Braindead Megaphone, Riverhead Trade, 2007 *''The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, Riverhead Trade, 2005 *''The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, Villard Books, 2000 *Lincoln in the Bardo, Random House, 2017 *Tenth of December, Random House, 2014