Join us on October 17 at 5 p.m. PST for Random House Studio Sessions: George Saunders presents Liberation Day, as the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, Tenth of December, and other acclaimed works virtually launches his new short story collection, Liberation Day. Saunders will discuss the uniqueness of the short story form and the inspiration behind this particular collection, among other topics.
Liberation Day explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. With his trademark prose—wickedly funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely tuned—Saunders continues to challenge and surprise: Here is a collection of prismatic, resonant stories that encompass joy and despair, oppression and revolution, bizarre fantasy and brutal reality.
The event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Liberation Day in addition to event access.
*Signed book plates included to the first 75 ticket holders!
Random House Studio Sessions is our new event series featuring live conversations with the biggest names on your bookshelf, filmed in our studio and broadcast virtually to wherever you are. These authors will take us behind-the-scenes of their latest releases—and give a peek into their own reading and writing practices, too.
We can’t wait for you to join us for this exclusive conversation.
George Saunders is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven books, including A Swim in a Pond in the Rain; Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Booker Prize; Congratulations, by the Way; Tenth of December, a finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the inaugural Folio Award; The Braindead Megaphone; and the critically acclaimed collections CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and In Persuasion Nation. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.