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George Saunders reading from his long-awaited first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, and in conversation with Erica Wagner.
Unfolding in the graveyard over a single night, narrated by a dazzling chorus of voices, Lincoln in the Bardo is a thrilling exploration of death, grief and the deeper meaning and possibilities of life. It is – in its form and voice – completely unlike anything you have read before, and written as only George Saunders could do: with humour, pathos and grace.
George Saunders is the author of nine books, including Tenth of December which was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the inaugural Folio Prize (for the best work of fiction in English) and the Story Prize (best short-story collection). He has received MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing programme at Syracuse University.
Event begins at 7pm.
The live event is now sold out so for those who want to be close to action (and join the reception and book signing afterwards) we are offering free tickets to watch a live stream in the adjacent lecture theatre. If seats for the event proper become available on the night we will accomodate as many live-stream ticket holders as possble. Book live-stream tickets here.