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George Saunders

George Saunders (born December 2, 1958) is an American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, children's books, and novels. 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 between 2006 and 2008.

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Charlie Rose talks with George Saunders about subject, language, sentence structure, and more.

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A PBS News Hour presentation about George Saunders, with a focus on "Tenth of December." The genre of short story is covered, as well as Saunders's own writing vision.

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A web interview with George Saunders about writing, specifically "Tenth of December."

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A bit about writing from George Saunders during his visit to Widener University in February of 2011.

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A Google presentation of George Saunders, mostly regarding "The Braindead Megaphone," a collection of nonfiction, satirical essays on various world topics.

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ABC News snippet of Saunders on "Tenth of December."

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George Saunders reads one story from Patoralia to demonstrate his varied use of POV.

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George Saunders reads from "Escape from Spiderhead," a short story from his "Tenth of December" then talks more with the audience.

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