In Conversation | George Saunders & Natasha Randall | Granta

In Conversation

George Saunders & Natasha Randall

‘The way I write in general is basically just to move, in as a quiet-minded a manner as I can, toward what I feel as heat.’

George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of eleven books, including Tenth of December, Lincoln in the Bardo and A Swim in a Pond in the Rain. He has received MacArthur and Guggen­heim fellowships, and the PEN/Malamud Prize for excellence in the short story, and was recently elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2013, he was named one of the world’s 100 most influential people by Time magazine. He teaches in the creative writing program at Syracuse University.

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Natasha Randall

Natasha Randall is a literary translator and novelist. Her translations include Notes from Underground by Dostoyevsky, A Hero of Our Time by Lermontov and We by Zamyatin, as well as the works of Nikolai Gogol, Osip Mandelstam, Arkady Dragomoshchenko and Olga Zondberg. Her articles and reviews have appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, the Yale Review, Los Angeles Book Review, BookForum, The Times (London), the Telegraph and on National Public Radio (USA). She is a contributing editor to the New York literary magazine A Public Space. Her first novel Love Orange was published in 2020 (riverrun, UK).

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