George Saunders

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Top 10 books about terrible jobs
Whether living as a caveman in a theme park or writing self-help copy for rice cracker packets, literature has many memorably awful occupations

Lara Williams

22, Jun, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Always wanted to write? Booker winner George Saunders on how to get started
The Booker winner discusses work, wisdom and the drive to teach, plus seven key tips on how to write well

Paula Cocozza

08, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Inside the Booker Prize: arguments, agonies and carefully encouraged scandals
The long read: Its knack for creating tension and controversy has helped it remain an energising force in publishing for more than 50 years – but how do writers, publishers and judges cope with the annual agony of the Booker?

Charlotte Higgins

05, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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On my radar: Fiona Shaw’s cultural highlights
The award-winning actor on the genius of Fritz Lang, the human cost of Homer’s Iliad and where to find the best live music in Ireland

Kathryn Bromwich

08, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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George Saunders: 'Monty Python taught me that comedy and truth are the same thing'
The US author on his love for Nikolai Gogol, laughing at Don Quixote – and a poky little puppy

George Saunders

29, Jan, 2021 @10:00 AM

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders review – rules for good writing, and more
The spell of words ... a wonderful book in which a Booker prizewinner explains what makes classic short stories work so well

Tessa Hadley

06, Jan, 2021 @7:30 AM

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George Saunders: 'These trenches we're in are so deep'
The Booker-winning author on what Russian short stories can teach us, late-life realisations and why he doesn’t like social media

Killian Fox

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 PM

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This Christmas, read a story aloud - you'll be surprised by the joy it brings
With many of us set to spend Christmas on Zoom or the phone, author Sarah Hall shares why dark and daring tales are perfect to read to others - and 10 great stories to try

Sarah Hall

24, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Top 10 ghost stories
From Toni Morrison’s desolate tale of slavery’s legacy to Alice Sebold’s vision of heaven, Louise Doughty selects the best books that defy disbelief

Louise Doughty

28, Aug, 2019 @11:06 AM

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Book clinic: which European fiction will revive my love of modernist novels?
Author and critic Alex Preston recommends fiction for fans of modernism

Alex Preston

15, Jun, 2019 @4:59 PM

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Guardian Books desk: 'You can tell a lot about a country by how it treats its libraries'
The books site editor on the challenges facing publishers, and who she would invite to her dream dinner party

Sian Cain

15, Jun, 2019 @7:30 AM

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Millennial angst to facing down the Four Horsemen: what we learned at Sydney writers' festival
George Saunders explained why Twitter is toxic, sound bleed suppressed a session on suppression orders, and audience members nearly came to blows

Stephanie Convery, Brigid Delaney, Steph Harmon, Michael McGowan andNaaman Zhou

06, May, 2019 @7:09 AM

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