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George Saunders, “Liberation Day,” 2022

George Saunders, author of the short story collection, Liberation Day, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

George Saunders is the highly acclaimed author of several short story collections, including “Tenth of December,”  and “CivilWarLand in Bad Decline,” and others, along with political commentary that has appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. He won the 2017 Booker Prize for his only novel to date, “Lincoln in the Bardo.”

This latest collection, “Liberation Day,” contains nine stories, some of which, including the title story, are science fiction. Others delve into the minds of people coping with their lives. There are subtle political implications in several of them, but all of them are stunning works of fiction.

The interview was recorded on October 10, 2022 and was edited by Richard Wolinsky October 26-28, 2022.