Wednesday, October 9, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
George Saunders is a New York Times bestselling American writer of short stories, essays, novellas, and children’s books. One of the most important and blazingly original writers of his generation, Saunders is an undisputed master of the short story, and Tenth of December is his most honest, accessible, and moving collection yet. He reaches the core of contemporary experience with his blend of exuberant prose, deep humanity, and stylistic innovation. Saunders is also the author of three collections of short stories: the bestselling Pastoralia;CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; and In Persuasion Nation, and author of the novella-length illustrated fable, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil and the New York Times bestselling children’s book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, GQ, and Harper’s Magazine. In 2006, Saunders received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship and a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. In 2013, Time magazine listed Saunders on its list of 100 Most Influential People in the World.
Book signing will immediately follow. Tenth of December will be available for purchase, courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago Museum Shop.