George Saunders Shares His Bestseller: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Where: The National Arts Club
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From a New York Times bestselling author comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves—and our world today.
“One of the most accurate and beautiful depictions of what it is like to be inside the mind of a writer that I’ve ever read.” — Parul Sehgal, The New York Times
Saunders, the Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo, is known as one of the masters of American fiction. But his newest bestseller is an unusual and inspiring nonfiction study: a master class on what makes a great short story work. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven dazzling essays in this book explain fiction techniques–and movingly explore the ways in which stories can reconnect us with ourselves and others.
In this presentation, Saunders speaks with New Yorker contributor and novelist Keith Gessen about fiction, teaching, and living.
This free online program is presented by The National Arts Club.Buy tickets/get more info now