Speaker Series Event: George Saunders
All parents, students, faculty, staff, the Sacred Heart alumni community and their guests are invited to hear from and speak with this year’s Man Booker Prize winner.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students, and include a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception, a reading and Q&A session, and a book signing. Books will be available at the event. Please reserve your seat for this exclusive opportunity to hear from one of our most recognized and beloved authors.
Author's Bio| Stories & Articles
Event Location & Schedule
Thursday, November 16
2222 Broadway, San Francisco CA., 94115
- Registration and Reception | 5 - 6 p.m.
- Reading and Q&A | 6 - 7:30 p.m.
- Signing | 7:30 - 8 p.m.
Online ticket sales for this event have ended. Tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (“Genius” Award), George Saunders is the author of a novel, four collections of short stories, a novella, a book of essays, and an award-winning children’s book. His long-awaited novel and most recent book, Lincoln in the Bardo, which Colson Whitehead noted as, “a luminous feat of generosity and humanism,” was awarded the 2017 Man Booker Prize on October 17th. His collection, Tenth of December was a finalist for the 2013 National Book Award, and winner of the 2014 Story Prize for short fiction and the 2014 Folio Prize, which celebrates the best fiction of our time.
Saunders’ other collections include the bestselling Pastoralia, set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, a Finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and In Persuasion Nation, one of three finalists for the 2006 Story Prize for best short story collection of the year. Pastoralia, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, and Tenth of December were all New York Times Notable Books.
- A 2013 commencement speech in which Saunders shared this: “What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.” Read the full text here.
- Many of Saunders’ articles and stories and essays have been published in the New Yorker, and are available without a subscription.
- Review of Lincoln in the Bardo: “Colson Whitehead on George Saunders’s Novel About Lincoln and Lost Souls”
- Full form article about Saunders and review of Tenth of December: “George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year”