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George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo


George Saunders, author of Lincoln in the Bardo

Join us for an evening with George Saunders, author Lincoln in the Bardo and winner of the Man Booker Prize.

This visit is made possible by a generous gift from the family of Betty Jo Beeson Fitzpatrick '50 and the Creative Writing program in the Wake Forest Department of English.


Parking and ticket information:This event is not ticketed and guests will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis, so please plan to arrive early. Students with WFU IDs will be allowed in early from 6 until 6:15 p.m., when doors will open for all guests.

The Porter Byrum Welcome Center (#53 on the campus map) is located on the right as you enter campus from Reynolda Road. Visitors may park at the Welcome Center (Lots S1/S2), Lot S at the bottom of the hill, or any of the visitor parking lots on campus. You can view campus maps, including parking maps, here:

George Saunders is the author of a novel, four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His long-awaited novel and most recent book, Lincoln in the Bardo, was published in 2017 and helped him earn the Man Booker Prize. Saunders’s collection, Tenth of December, was the winner of the 2014 Story Prize and the 2014 Folio Prize. The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’HenryBest American Short StoryBest Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2013.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:30pm

Porter Byrum Welcome Center
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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Academics, English

Target Audience

Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Parents/Guests, Staff, Students, First-Year Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students



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