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Exploring The Literary World of George Saunders


A MacArthur genius, a Guggenheim fellow and now a finalist place for the National Book Award — author George Saunders is riding high on a wave of success.

In the second part of Tuesday's Up to Date, we speak with him about his latest collection of somber, yet hopeful, short stories.


  • George Saunders, author of Tenth of DecemberIn Persuasion Nation and The Braindead Megaphone

HEAR MORE: George Saunders speaks at 7 p.m., Jan. 14 at Unity Temple on The Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas City, Mo. For ticket information, contact Rainy Day Books.


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