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George Saunders is an acclaimed American writer of short stories. His writing has appeared in “The New Yorker” and “Harper’s.” Currently a professor at Syracuse University, he won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004 and second prize in the O. Henry Awards in 1997.
Saunders teaches creative writing in Syracuse University’s MFA program. His fiction often focuses on the trivial routines of consumerism. His latest book is the short story collection “In Persuasion Nation.” In 2006 Saunders was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, commonly called a “genius grant”. In the same year he was also awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
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