Author George Saunders to hold readings in San Marcos, Kyle

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
University News Service
April 11, 2011

George Saunders, author of three short story collections including the bestselling Pastoralia, will give a reading and book signing at Texas State University-San Marcos 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14 and another in Kyle 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15.

The April 14 event will be held in the Wittliff Collections on the 7th floor of the Alkek Library on campus. The April 15 event will be held at the Katherine Anne Porter House in Kyle. The readings, cosponsored by the Therese Kayser Lindsey Reading Series, the Department of English and the the Wittliff Collections, are free and open to the public.

Saunders’ collection, CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, is a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award, and In Persuasion Nation was one of three finalists for the 2006 STORY Prize for best short story collection of the year. Pastoralia and CivilWarLand in Bad Decline were both New York Times “Notable Books of the Year.” Saunders is also the author of the illustrated fable, The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil, and the New York Times bestselling children's book, The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip, illustrated by Lane Smith.

For more information, contact Katie Angermeier at (785) 840-4607 or via email at