George Saunders, Dana Spiotta

Murmrr LIT

George Saunders

Dana Spiotta

Tue · February 6, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$20.00 - $40.00

Murmrr Lit, a brand-new Books and Culture series, is thrilled to launch on February 6, 2018 with literary superstar George Saunders reading and in conversation with Dana Spiotta. Saunders, author of eight books, will be reading from Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, newly released in paperback by Penguin Random House. Spiotta, National Book Award finalist and author of four novels, including Stone Arabia and Eat the Document, will read from her most recent novel, Innocents and Others (Scribner). Authors will be available to sign books afterward.

George Saunders
George Saunders
George Saunders 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.

A professor at Syracuse University, Saunders won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004, and second prize in the O. Henry Awards in 1997. His first story collection, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, was a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award. In 2006 Saunders received a MacArthur Fellowship. In 2006 he won the World Fantasy Award for his short story "CommComm".

His story collection In Persuasion Nation was a finalist for the Story Prize in 2007. In 2013, he won the PEN/Malamud Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award. Saunders's Tenth of December: Stories won the 2013 Story Prize for short-story collections and the inaugural (2014) Folio Prize. His novel Lincoln in the Bardo won the 2017 Man Booker Prize.
Dana Spiotta
Dana Spiotta
Dana Spiotta is the author of Stone Arabia, A National Books Critics Circle Award finalist, and Eat the Document, a finalist for the National Book Award. Spiotta is a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize for Literature. She lives in Syracuse, New York, where she teaches in the writing program.
Venue Information:
Murmrr Theatre
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238