I am proud to be joined by the American author George Saunders for a conversation about Trump, empathy, voice and memory.
Published: 11. October 2020
Is loss of literature a political force? Yes, says George Saunders.
In this episode, he talks about Trump, civility and the public discourse of our time. On Kindness and Meanness. On form and revision. Voice, memory and empathy, and of course about the living and the dead.
You can read more about George Saunders and his publications here.
Art is positive. Not because of what it spits out at the end, not because of its message. But because of the way it proceeds. If the work of art is overflowing with energy. and with human life, and has been beautifully organized to contain that energy and present it, that's actually what sends us out of the theatre or out of the book happy.
— George Saunders, author