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10 Free Stories by George Saunders, Author of Tenth of December, “The Best Book You’ll Read This Year”
3 mentions — 7 months ago 7 months ago
For writers and serious readers, George Saunders is anything but a newcomer. Saunders published his first short story with The New Yorker back in 1992, and his new stories have regularly debuted in the magazine’s Fiction section ever since. Over the years, he has gained the reputation of ...
2 mentions — 12 months ago 12 months ago
During a recent, packed-out Q&A session at a literary festival in his hometown of Lahore, Mohsin Hamid, author of the bestseller The Reluctant Fundamentalist, trod the fine line between self-promotion and maintaining his humility perfectly.He said he never reads reviews, adding that writing was like dancing in public, and that "if you knew what people were saying about your technique, even it was good, you would choke, become self-conscious and lose your spontaneity". Swoons all round.Say whatever you like about his writing, but it is almost unanimously acknowledged that Hamid ...
2 mentions — 1 year ago 1 year ago
It’s Christmas Eve in Japan. Little boys and girls pull on their coats, the twinkle of anticipation in their eyes. Keeping the tradition alive, they will trek with their families to feast at … the popular American fast food chain KFC.Christmas isn’t a national holiday in Japan—only one ...