George Saunders and the Science of Fiction Writing

“You look at the data of human life fairly rationally, objectively, and whatever weird conclusions come out of it, you’re used to accepting it no matter what.”

— George Saunders on how his background as a geophysicist influences his writing.

For more Saunders, watch the rest of his interview from MSNBC’s Morning Joe:

***
— Benjamin Samuel is co-editor of Electric Literature. He failed high school chemistry, and that was long before he had Twitter to blame for his perpetual distraction.

ARTICLE CONTINUES AFTER ADVERTISEMENT

About the Author

More Like This

What Kurt Vonnegut Can Teach Us About Coping with the Internet

Now that our past can never die, we have to live more like four-dimensional aliens

Feb 12 - Jaya Saxena

Kurt Vonnegut Walks Into a Bar

Terry McDonell recalls how the legendary writer handled his Scotch and his fans.

Jul 11 - Terry McDonell