George Saunders, an American writer of the short stories, essays, novellas as well as the children’s books has also contributed weekly column American Psyche to weekend magazine of the Guardian until October of 2008. In addition to that, his writing has also appeared in Harper's, GQ, McSweeney's and The New Yorker.
Now, let’s find out some more information related to Saunders’ bio that has been obtained from different sources. He is the native of Amarillo, Texas. He came into this world on 2nd December of the year 1958 which has now made him reach at the age of 57. He was grown up in South suburbs of Chicago. There, he went to get his education from the Oak Forest High School located in Oak Forest, Illinois.
After that, he attended the Colorado School of Mines from where he received the B.S. in Geophysical engineering. Later in the year 1988, Saunders was awarded an M.A. in creative writing from the Syracuse University. While there, he met his fellow writer as well as future wife Paula Redick. He stands at the height that suits his personality and looks.
George Saunders has been active since years and it is sure that during this period, he has won numbers of the fans and followers in a career. Sounders have also over hundreds of followers on his Instagram and Facebook account. He is also active on the Twitter page in which he got many followers. Besides, more news regarding his bio and parents can be accessed from various different sites. In addition, he also has got the page on other sites such as Wikipedia and IMDb. Besides, his interviews can be seen on YouTube as well.
A professor at the Syracuse University, George Saunders won National Magazine Award for the fiction in 1994, 1996, 2000 as well as 2004 and the 2nd prize in O.Henry Award in 1997. George’s first collection titled as CivilWarLand in Bad Decline was the finalist for 1996 PEN/Hemingway Award. Later in 2006, he received MacArthur Fellowship. That same year, he also won World Fantasy Award for the short story called CommComm.
George’s first collection named as In Persuasion Nation was the finalist for the Story prize in 2007. In addition to that, he has also won Pen/Malamud award in 2013 and was also the finalist for National Book Award. His Tenth of December won 2013 story prize for the short story collections and an inaugural Folio Prize.