Granta’s online editor Luke Neima talks to the writer George Saunders about his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. They discuss the mind of Abraham Lincoln during the civil war, the art of creating distinctive historical voices, verbal improv and writing the afterlife.

‘Art is the human mind fully operative.’
–George Saunders

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