Tenth of December largeThe inaugural Folio Prize winner is Tenth of December, by George Saunders.

I just posted a few brief thoughts on this last week when the book picked up The Story Prize (see that post here).

But this does just reconfirm that I need to put aside my old grievances and give the remaining stories in the collection their due.

And, incidentally, Paul commented on my old thread and mentioned how nice Saunders seems and how great his readings are. Every time I see an interview with him or have an opportunity to hear him read one of his stories, I tune in. He is fantastic to listen to, genuinely kind and interesting. Congrats! I wonder if we’ll be hearing his name a few more times this season . . . the Pulitzer comes our way next month.


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