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The braindead megaphone : essays
George Saunders
Adult Nonfiction PS3569.A7897 B73 2007

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George Saunders is the author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline and Pastoralia. (Publisher Provided) George Saunders (born December 2, 1958) is a New York Times bestselling American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books. Saunders was born in Amarillo, Texas, and grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago. He earned an undergraduate degree in Geophysical Engineering. In 1988, he obtained an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. Now a professor at Syracuse University, Saunders won the National Magazine Award for fiction in 1994, 1996, 2000, and 2004, and second prize in the O. Henry Awards in 1997. His first story collection, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, was a finalist for the 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award. In 2006 Saunders received a MacArthur Fellowship. His other books include: Pastoralia, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, and In Persuasion Nation. Saunders' book, Tenth of December: Stories, was a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and has been named to numerous best book of the year lists. (Bowker Author Biography)

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