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George Saunders

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:00pm

Buskirk-Chumley Theater

CAHI is delighted to announce that George Saunders — one of the most audacious writers around, and author most recently of Lincoln in the Bardo — will give a public reading at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater on September 19 at 7:00 pm, appearing both as the Susan D. Gubar Annual Lecture and as one of CAHI’s Distinguished Visitors.

Tickets for this event are now available at the BCT Box Office, located at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue, or online at bctboxoffice.org. This is a free, general admission event. Tickets are required.

George Saunders is a writer for our time. Unshackled by the literary constraints of realism, he nevertheless writes directly about our world, its inanity, its insanity, and its beauty. One of the funniest literary writers today, he also finds an unerring way directly to the heart. Lincoln in the Bardo, his most recent book and his first novel, is uproarious, skeptical, and suffused with grief all at once. Saunders has redefined the possibilities of short fiction, and is a superb essayist as well, as his piece about the Trump campaign in The New Yorker last year showed. He has been the recipient of Guggenheim and MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Saunders will hold a public reading at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater at 7:00 pm, Tuesday, September 19. He will meet undergraduate and graduate students the following morning, September 20. If you have any interest in bringing students to see him, please contact Stephanie Li at stephli@indiana.edu.