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“Love Letter,” By George Saunders G’88 Featured in The New Yorker

Award-winning author also appears on two popular podcasts.

April 3, 2020, by Dan Bernardi

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Courtesy: The New Yorker

Award-winning author and professor of English George Saunders’ short story “Love Letter” is featured in the April 6, 2020, edition of The New Yorker. The story is a letter from a grandfather to his grandson set in the future. The fictional piece offers a glimpse into the state of politics and corruption following a future presidential election. Saunders was interviewed by The New Yorker about his inspiration for writing the piece and provided an update on how he is coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

In celebration of his publication in The New Yorker and his April 3 appearance on Cheryl Strayed’s new podcast Sugar Calling, Talkhouse has re-released a 2018 podcast featuring George Saunders and fellow author and Associate Professor of English Dana Spiotta. The podcast includes: a discussion between the two on why it’s important to read fiction stories, readings by each author, and an audience question and answer session. Talkhouse highlights writing and conversations about music, books, and film, from the people who make them.

Saunders received his M.A. in Creative Writing from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1988 and has taught in the College’s M.F.A. program since 1996. In 2001, he was selected by Entertainment Weekly as one of the 100 most creative people in entertainment. He won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo.”