George Saunders

Novelist and columnist
View PDF version


George Saunders writes regularly for The New Yorker and Harper's, as well as Esquire, GQ, and The New York Times Magazine.

In 2000, The New Yorker named him one of the "Best Writers Under 40." He won a National Magazine Award for Fiction in 2004 and Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, were named New York Times Notable Books. His work is included in Best American Short Stories 2005 and he is the author of The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, a New York Times children's bestseller. His most recent collection, Tenth of December, won both the inaugural Folio Prize and the 2013 PEN/Award for Excellence in the Short Story.

He teaches at Syracuse University. George Saunders is part of Time's 100 Most Influential People in the World.

There is no author I recommend to people more often -- for ten years I've urged George Saunders onto everyone and everyone.

Dave Eggers
on Tenth of December

More on Tenth of December

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year

Joel Lovell
The New York Times Magazine on Tenth of December

More on Tenth of December

Current Publishers


Publishers Worldwide

See Current Publishers