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George Saunders

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George Saunders is a New York Times bestselling American writer of short stories, essays, novellas and children's books. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's, McSweeney's and GQ, among other publications. He also contributed a weekly column, American Psyche, to the weekend magazine of The Guardian’s Saturday edition until October 2008.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1958 Birth Born on December 2, 1958.

TWENTIES

1981 22 Years Old In 1981 Saunders received a B.S. in geophysical engineering from Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. … Read More
1988 29 Years Old In 1988, he obtained an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University.

THIRTIES

1989 30 Years Old Saunders considered himself an Objectivist in his twenties but is now repulsed by the philosophy, comparing it to neoconservative thinking. From 1989 to 1996 he worked for Radian International, an environmental engineering firm in Rochester, New York, as a technical writer and geophysical engineer. … Read More

FORTIES

2006 47 Years Old In 2006, Saunders was awarded a $500,000 MacArthur Fellowship. … Read More
…  In 2007 he won the World Fantasy Award for his short story "CommComm".
2008 49 Years Old …  He also contributed a weekly column, American Psyche, to the weekend magazine of The Guardian’s Saturday edition until October 2008.

FIFTIES

2010 51 Years Old He was a Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University and Hope College in 2010 and participated in Wesleyan's Distinguished Writers Series and Hope's Visiting Writers Series.
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