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George Saunders & Ted Hodgkinson

George Saunders talks about allowing his characters access to goodness, why he avoids ‘auto-dark’ in his stories, and the death of David Foster Wallace.

George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of nine books, including Tenth of December and Lincoln in the Bardo. 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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Ted Hodgkinson

Ted Hodgkinson is the previous online editor at Granta. He was a judge for the 2012 Costa Book Awards’ poetry prize, announced earlier this year. He managed the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Tuscany, the affiliated Gregor Von Rezzori Literary Prize and still serves as an advisor. His stories have appeared in Notes from the Underground and The Mays and his criticism in the Times Literary Supplement. He has an MA in English from Oxford and an MFA from Columbia.

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