Special Episode! George Saunders | Story Club
Photo: Zach Krahmer
Jared sits down with author and Syracuse Professor George Saunders to discuss his advice for new and prospective MFA students, the value of trusting your writing intuition, the best (and worst) kind of workshop feedback, and how Saunders is creating community through discussions of craft, life, and process in his new project, Story Club.
George Saunders is the author of eleven books including Tenth of December, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, Lincoln in the Bardo, which won the Man Booker Prize, and most recently, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. He studied in the creative writing program at Syracuse and later joined the faculty there where he currently teaches as part of their MFA program. His newest project is Story Club, a twice-weekly newsletter hosted on Substack.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
“Cat in the Rain” by Ernest Hemingway
"Crafting the Nontraditional," a review of George Saunders's A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by Jared McCormack
Twilight of Democracy by Anne Applebaum
“The Falls” by George Saunders
“Araby” by James Joyce
“Not-Knowing” by Donald Barthelme