2018 Featured Presenters

George Saunders

Keynote speaker

George Saunders

George Saunders is the author of a novel, four collections of short stories, a novella, and a book of essays. His long-awaited novel and most recent book, Lincoln in the Bardo, was awarded the 2017 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 MacArthur Foundation Genius grant, his work has appeared in the O’HenryBest American Short StoryBest Non-Required Reading, and Best American Travel Writing anthologies. Recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME in 2013.
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March 7–10, 2018
Tampa, FL

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside