George Saunders: Tenth of December, Part One

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book.jpg George Saunders, author most recently of the highly praised collection Tenth of December (Random House), is a writer whose compact short stories find the bottom of the American heap and then see how much lower we can go – and still survive. Saunders reflects on writing, "infinitely" revising, and how he finds the voices for his luminous but smudged characters. (Part Two)

Read an excerpt from Tenth of December.


Michael Silverblatt

Connie Alvarez, Alan Howard