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George Saunders

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George Saunders on Kindness

Friday, May 09, 2014

Last Spring, author George Saunders gave a graduation speech at Syracuse about kindness that quickly went viral. He talks about why the speech touched a nerve, and why he worries that "it's easy to confuse nice with kind." Plus: watch and read the full speech.

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George Saunders' New Book Is Like A Concept Album

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

George Saunders joins us in the Soundcheck studio to share some of his favorite songs, tell us about his time in a jazz fusion band, and explain how his new book, Tenth of December, is like a concept album.

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George Saunders Talks Tenth of December

Friday, January 11, 2013

George Saunders, a master of the short story, talks about his new collection, Tenth of December. These explore the fault lines of our own morality, delving into what makes us good and what makes us human.

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Snapped: A Soldier's Story

Friday, March 23, 2012

A murderous rampage in Afghanistan earlier this month left 16 civilians, nine of them children, dead. The stereotype of the combat veteran who snaps in an act of crazed violence has been familiar since the Vietnam War in movies and fiction. The novelist and essayist George Saunders ...

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The Book of Other People: Zadie Smith, Vendela Vida, and George Saunders

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Novelist and editor Zadie Smith asked 22 other writers to make up a character, and then write a story about that character. The result is The Book of Other People. Vendela Vida and George Saunders are two of the contributors.

Event: Zadie Smith, George Saunders, Vendela Vida, and Maggie ...

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Surviving Foster Care

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ashley Rhodes-Courter spent much of her childhood bouncing among fourteen different foster homes. She explains how the system failed her, and what she’s doing now to help out today’s foster kids and parents. Also: artist Maira Kalman. Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner. And writers Zadie Smith, Vendela Vida, and George ...

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The Braindead Megaphone

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Best known for his absurdist short stories, George Saunders offers up an assortment of styles in his first nonfiction collection. In The Braindead Megaphone, he describes traveling in Dubai and the jungles of Nepal, the O.J. Simpson trial, and the writers who have influenced his work.

The Braindead Megaphone is ...

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Misguided Support

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Today's Underreported is all about Ethiopia. First, a former Ethiopian political prisoner explains how the government suppresses dissent. We'll also find out how the US is complicit in the Ethiopian military’s recent campaign of violence and terror in the Ogaden region. Also: John Turturro on writing and directing a musical ...

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George Saunders

Friday, September 29, 2006

In George Saunders' collection of short stories, In Persuasion Nation, babies wear a device to simulate witty banter. Teenagers can be hardwired to receive ads through a socket in the backs of their necks. Kurt talks with the writer about why he describes horrific things with so ...

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George Saunders

Friday, May 19, 2006

In George Saunders' new collection of short stories, In Persuasion Nation, babies wear a device to simulate witty banter. Teenagers can be hardwired to receive ads through a socket in the backs of their necks. Kurt Andersen talks with the writer about why he ...

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