Lincoln in the Bardo

Word for Word performs from George Saunders' novel, prior to a speaking engagement by the author

Feb 13, 7:00 PM at the Jewish Community Center

Word for Word is thrilled to take part in a reading of George Saunder’s Lincoln in the Bardo, as we’ve been a huge fan of his for a long time. Join the author in conversation at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, our performance is before his speaking engagement.

Lincoln in the Bardo
In conversation with Dana Spiotta

Following the release of George Saunders’ last collection of short stories, Tenth of December, the New York Times Sunday Magazine cover story raved “George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year.” A MacArthur “genius,” Saunders returns to the JCCSF to discuss his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, an unforgettable story of familial love and loss that breaks free of its realistic, historical framework into a thrilling supernatural realm both hilarious and terrifying. In conversation with Dana Spiotta, author of Innocents and Others and Stone Arabia.

“The best short-story writer in English – not ‘one of,’ not ‘arguably,’ but the best.” – Mary Karr, Time