Rebecca Solnit Reading
A Reading with Stein Visiting Writer Rebecca Solnit
Date: Wednesday, April 26th
Time: 8:00 pm
Stegner Reading: Javier Zamora and Jenn Alandy Trahan
A Reading with Stegner Fellows Javier Zamora and Jenn Alandy Trahan
Rebecca Solnit Colloquium
A Colloquium with Stein Visiting Writer Rebecca Solnit
Date: Wednesday, May 10th
Location: Terrace Room, Margaret Jacks Hall (Click for map)
George Saunders / Ethics in Fiction
George Saunders will deliver a talk on Ethics in Fiction.
George Saunders is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. 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 until October 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 book Lincoln in the Bardo was published in February 2017.