Murmrr LIT & Community Bookstore Presents
Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
$20.00 - $40.00
This event is all ages
Murmrr Lit, a brand-new Books and Culture series, is thrilled to launch on February 6, 2018 with literary superstar George Saunders reading and in conversation with Dana Spiotta. Saunders, author of eight books, will be reading from Lincoln in the Bardo, winner of the 2017 Man Booker Prize, newly released in paperback by Penguin Random House. Spiotta, National Book Award finalist and author of four novels, including Stone Arabia and Eat the Document, will read from her most recent novel, Innocents and Others (Scribner). Authors will be available to sign books afterward.
George Saunders is the Man Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo; Tenth of December; In Persuasion Nation; The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil; Pastoralia; CivilWarLand in Bad Decline; The Braindead Megaphone; and a children’s book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. His work appears regularly in the New Yorker, Harper’s and GQ. In 2006, he was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant.” In 2000, The New Yorker named him one of the “Best Writers Under 40.” He is a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. He teaches at Syracuse University.
Dana Spiotta is the author of four novels: Innocents and Others (2016), winner of the St. Francis College Literary Prize and a finalist for the Los Angles Times Book Prize; Stone Arabia (2011), which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; Eat the Document (2006), which was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Lightning Field (2001). Other awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Rome Prize in Literature. In 2017 she received the John Updike Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. She teaches in the Syracuse University Creative Writing Program.