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10 Free Stories by George Saunders, Author of “Tenth of December,” “The Best Book You’ll Read This Year”   Leave a comment

George Saunders

George Saunders (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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For writers and serious readers, George Saunders is anything but a newcomer. Saunders published his first short story with The New Yorkerback in 1992, and his new stories have regularly debuted in the magazine’s Fiction section ever since. Over the years, he has gained the reputation of being a “writer’s writer,” with authors like Tobias Wolff saying about Saunders: “He’s been one of the luminous spots of our literature for the past 20 years.” But despite his literary accomplishments, and despite winning the prestigious MacArthur award in 2006, George Saunders never quite became a household name until January 6 of this year. On that day,The New York Times published an article with the title, “George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year,” a pretty bold declaration given that 2013 still had 359 days to go. Since then, Saunders has found himself in the limelight talking about Tenth of December, his newly-published collection of short stories. You can watch him give a reading at Google above, or make appearances on the PBS News Hour and The Colbert Report.

If you’re not familiar with Saunders’ writing, then we have you covered. Below we’ve collected 10 stories by the author, all free to read online. Even better, the list features three stories from Tenth of Decemberincluding the story after which the book takes its name. All stories from the new collection have an asterisk next to the title.

Christopher Paolini Talks with Peter Orullian Parts 1-3   1 comment

Cover of "Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2)"

Cover of Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2)

Christopher Paolini (born November 17, 1983, in Los AngelesCalifornia) is an American author. He is best known as the author of the Inheritance Cycle, which consists of the books EragonEldestBrisingr and Inheritance. He lives in Paradise Valley, Montana, where he wrote his first book.

George R.R. Martin Talks with Peter Orullian   Leave a comment

George Raymond Richard Martin (born September 20, 1948), sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American screenwriter and author of fantasyhorror, and science fiction. He is best known for A Song of Ice and Fire, his bestselling series of epic fantasy novels thatHBO adapted for their dramatic series Game of Thrones. Martin was selected by Time magazine as one of the “2011 Time 100″, a list of the “most influential people in the world”.

Howard Jacobson, Author’s writing tips   Leave a comment

Howard Jacobson (born 25 August 1942) is a Man Booker Prize-winning British Jewish author and journalist. He is best known for writingcomic novels that often revolve around the dilemmas of British Jewish characters.

Dan Wells on Story Structure, part 5 of 5   Leave a comment

Dan Wells on Story Structure, part 4 of 5   Leave a comment

Dan Wells on Story Structure, part 3 of 5   Leave a comment

Dan Wells on Story Structure, part 2 of 5   Leave a comment

Dan Wells on Story Structure, part 1 of 5   Leave a comment

How to Write a Story that Rocks, part 12 of 12   Leave a comment

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