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Apr

George Saunders: Crafting Short Stories

George Saunders presents his latest work A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, a literary masterclass on what makes great stories work.

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Wednesday 21st April, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

  • In Conversation
  • Online event

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About the Event

If ever there was a manifesto for the power of great fiction to transform lives, this latest text from George Saunders is it. Booker, Folio, and Rezzori Prize Winner Saunders talks to Tom Gatti about A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, his 20 years as a creative writing teacher on the prestigious Syracuse University programme, the Russian Classics (Chekhov, Gogol, and Tolstoy), and his own prizewinning and best-selling writing.

Join for a conversation on how great fiction works and why it is more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. A must for readers and writers everywhere.

Tickets:
£6 - Single Event Ticket 
£35.00-£50 Cambridge Literary Festival pass 

The full line up for the Cambridge Literary Festival (online) can be found here

About the Book

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain

George Saunders

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Publication date:12 Jan 2021

ISBN:9781526624284

4.50 out of 5
6 reviews
"a fascinating sort-of seminar, but not without its drawbacks"
The Scotsman
"This has to be the best York Notes ever, flawlessly designed for the exam we all sit without realising: life."
The Spectator
"enormous fun to read: infectiously enthusiastic, chatty, full of jokes and (quite sweary) slang"
The Sunday Telegraph
"A masterclass in how to write by George Saunders"
Irish Times
"This book is a delight, and it’s about delight too"
The Guardian
"Suffused with a wry humour, the essays are aimed at anyone interested in how fiction works"
Evening Standard