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George Saunders longlisted for Man Booker Prize

George Saunders

George Saunders

August 11, 2017
  

George Saunders, Professor in our MFA in Creative Writing Program, has been longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his debut novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. The Man Booker Prize describes itself as "the leading prize for literary fiction written in English. The list of former winners features many of the literary giants of the last four decades: from Iris Murdoch to Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan to Hilary Mantel." Saunders' is one of only three debut novels on the longlist of thirteen novels. The 2017 shortlist will be announced on September 13, and the winner will be announced on October 17.