Sponsored by:
The Amarillo College Foundation
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West Texas A&M University • WT Distinguished Lecture Series

Center for the Study of the American West's Garry L. Noll Lecture Series
AC Creative Mind Lecture Series
Free Lecture  •  Thursday, April 4  •  7:00 P.M.
Amarillo Native • Former WT Student • Bestselling Author
Saunders is the author of a novel, five collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His most recent collection, Liberation Day, is a masterful collection that explores ideas of power, ethics, and justice, and cuts to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans. Saunders’ long-awaited novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was published in 2017 and helped him earn the Man Booker Prize. Saunders’s collection, Tenth of December, was the winner of the 2014 Story Prize and the 2014 Folio Prize.
The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, his work appears regularly in The New Yorker, GQ, and Harpers Magazine, and has appeared in the O’Henry, Best American Short Story, Best Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies.
He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine in 2013.
Creative Mind Lecture Series
Thursday, April 4 • 7:00 p.m.
Jack B. Kelley Legacy Hall
West Texas A&M University
Lecturer: George Saunders
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