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Winning author George Saunders on stage at the Man Booker Prize dinner and reception at The Guildhall on October 17, 2017 in London, England. ਐhoto: Chris Jackson WPA Pool / Getty Images)
George Saunders is one of the most celebrated fiction writers today but his new book looks back to examine great stories of the past.ࠓA Swim in the Pond in the RainԠ is a close look at seven classic 19th century Russian short stories that grew out of a class heҳ long taught on Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy and Gogol as a creative writing teacher. Saunders approaches the work with a writerҳ curiosity.ࠓThe focus of my artistic life has been trying to learn to write emotionally moving stories that a reader feels compelled to finish,Ԡ he writes.ࠉf a story drew us in, kept us reading, made us feel respected, how did it do that?ࠗe talk to Saunders about reading, writing and great literature.
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