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Author George Saunders at NCPR: weird fiction, writing, kindness

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Writer George Saunders will be reading and talking about his work on the SUNY Canton campus as part of its Living Writers series tonight at 6:30. Saunders is the author of books including the story collections "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline", "Pastoralia", and "In Persuasion Nation." He's won many awards including a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grant, and been on Time Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in the world. He teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University.

Saunders talked today in our studios with Readers & Writers Host Chris Robinson, about his short story collection, 10th of December, social justice in writing, and kindness, the subject of his newest book, "Congratulations, By The Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness."

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An animated adaptation of a commencement speech given by George Saunders at Syracuse University, May 2013.

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