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    George Saunders Nominated for National Magazine Award

    January 23, 2017

    George Saunders (Photo by David Crosby)Acclaimed author and Syracuse University English Professor George Saunders is a nominee for a 2017 National Magazine Award (a.k.a. Ellie) in the Feature Writing category for his article “Who Are All These Trump Supporters” in the July 11/18, 2016, issue of The New Yorker.

    This is Saunders’ seventh Ellie nomination. His short stories won awards for Harper’s Magazine in 1994 and 1996, The New Yorker in 2000 and Esquire in 2004. His fiction was also nominated for awards for The New Yorker in 1999 and 2010.

    The American Society of Magazine Editors announced the finalists for the 2017 National Magazine Awards for Print and Digital Media on Thursday, Jan. 19. A total of 104 finalists in 20 categories were selected. They will be honored—and the winners announced—at a Feb. 7 gala luncheon event at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City hosted by NBC News’ Lester Holt.

    A renowned short-story writer, Saunders has written several books, including The New York Times best-seller “Tenth of December” (Random House, 2013). His long-awaited first novel, “Lincoln in the Bardo,” will be published by Random House on Feb. 14. The companion audiobook features a voice cast of 166 narrators, including celebrities Don Cheadle, Lena Dunham, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Susan Sarandon, David Sedaris and Ben Stiller, as well as Saunders himself.

    The full list of 2017 Ellie nominees can be viewed here.