Random House Studio Sessions is our new event series featuring live conversations with the biggest names on your bookshelf, filmed in our studio and broadcast virtually to wherever you are. These authors will take us behind-the-scenes of their latest releases—and give a peek into their own reading and writing practices, too.
Join us on October 17 at 8 p.m. ET for Random House Studio Sessions: George Saunders presents Liberation Day, as the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo, Tenth of December, and other acclaimed works virtually launches his new short story collection, Liberation Day. Saunders will discuss the uniqueness of the short story form and the inspiration behind this particular collection, among other topics.
Liberation Day 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. With his trademark prose—wickedly funny, unsentimental, and exquisitely tuned—Saunders continues to challenge and surprise: Here is a collection of prismatic, resonant stories that encompass joy and despair, oppression and revolution, bizarre fantasy and brutal reality.
The event will be broadcast via Zoom, and each ticket includes a hardcover copy of Liberation Day in addition to event access. You can register for your ticket and book through one of our independent bookstore partners: BookPeople, Copperfield’s Books, The Elliott Bay Book Company, or Parnassus Books. Choose the store closest to you—or one you’d love to visit!
We can’t wait for you to join us for this exclusive conversation presented in partnership with Esquire.