LINCOLN IN THE BARDO by George Saunders wins the 2017 Man Booker Prize

By Amanda Holman | October 18 2017 | Adult

George Saunders’ rapturously reviewed and #1 New York Times bestselling LINCOLN IN THE BARDO has won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for Fiction. First awarded in 1969, the Prize is one of the most renowned annual international literary honors.

 

LINCOLN IN THE BARDO was originally published this February in the U.S. as a Random House hardcover, e-book, and audiobook. The paperback export edition publishes is now on sale.

Writing in the New York Times Book Review, Colson Whitehead called the novel “a luminous feat of generosity and humanism. Here is a crucible for heroic American identity; fearful but unflagging; hopeful even in tragedy; staggering, however tentatively, toward a better world.”

Lola Baroness Young, the Man Booker Chair of Judges, claims “the form and style of this utterly original novel, reveals a witty, intelligent, and deeply moving narrative.”

Congratulations to George Saunders, his editor Andy Ward, the Random House team, and all our 2017 Man Booker short and long listed authors published across our imprints.

A Novel
978-0-525-51108-3
The captivating first novel by the bestselling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War
$14.00 US
Oct 16, 2017
5-1/2 x 8-1/4
Paperback
368 Pages
Random House
US, Canada, Open Mkt
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Stories and a Novella
978-0-8129-8768-3
The influential and celebrated first collection from a master of the short story, with a new author's note and an introduction by Joshua Ferris.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Apr 26, 2016
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-0-8129-8963-2
Now in a beautiful new edition. A landmark collaboration between two award-winning talents -- a modern fable for adults that touches on privilege, compassion, and the power of community, told with George Saunders's trademark humor and pathos, and enchantingly illustrated by Lane Smith.
$22.00 US | $29.00 CAN
Nov 24, 2015
5-1/2 x 9-1/4
Hardcover
96 Pages
Random House
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Some Thoughts on Kindness
978-0-8129-9627-2
A powerful and inspiring meditation on kindness from the bestselling author and New Yorker contributor, based on his hugely popular commencement address, in a beautiful and giftable package.
$15.00 US | $20.00 CAN
Apr 22, 2014
4-3/4 x 6-7/8
Hardcover
64 Pages
Random House
US, Canada, Open Mkt

Stories
978-0-8129-8425-5
Finalist for the National Book Award, the bestselling and critically acclaimed story collection from one of our greatest living writers, MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and New Yorker contributor George Saunders, with new material for the paperback edition.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Jan 07, 2014
5-3/16 x 8
Paperback
288 Pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-59448-256-4
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. The breakout book from "the funniest writer in America"--not to mention an official "Genius"--his first nonfiction collection ever. George Saunders's first foray into nonfiction is comprised of essays on literature, travel, and politics. At the core of this unique collection are Saunders's travel essays based on his trips to seek out the mysteries of the "Buddha Boy" of Nepal; to attempt to indulge in the extravagant pleasures of Dubai; and to join the exploits of the minutemen at the Mexican border. Saunders expertly navigates the works of Mark Twain, Kurt Vonnegut, and Esther Forbes, and leads the reader across the rocky political landscape of modern America. Emblazoned with his trademark wit and singular vision, Saunders's endeavor into the art of the essay is testament to his exceptional range and ability as a writer and thinker.
$14.00 US | $17.50 CAN
Sep 04, 2007
5-1/8 x 8
Paperback
272 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-59448-242-7
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Talking candy bars, baby geniuses, disappointed mothers, castrated dogs, interned teenagers, and moral fables—all in this hilarious and heartbreaking collection from an author hailed as the heir to Kurt Vonnegut and Thomas Pynchon.   "The first thing you ought to know is that Saunders is the funniest writer in America... [But] Saunders's laughs are a cover, a diversion, beneath which reside some profoundly serious intentions regarding the morality of how we live and hte power of love and immanent death to transform us into vastly better creatures... I can't think of another writer who would try to do what Saunders is doing, or anything close to it. This is an important book."—The Nation "Saunders is a hilarious, wicked, and pitch-perfect satirist of our times, of course, but for a satirist he has a whole lot of heart."—Esquire
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Mar 06, 2007
5-1/8 x 8
Paperback
256 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-59448-152-9
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. In a profoundly strange country called Inner Horner, large enough for only one resident at a time, citizens waiting to enter the country fall under the rule of the power-hungry and tyrannical Phil, setting off a chain of injustice and mass hysteria.An Animal Farm for the 21st century, this is an incendiary political satire of unprecedented imagination, spiky humor, and cautionary appreciation for the hysteric in everyone. Over six years in the writing, and brilliantly and beautifully packaged, this novella is Saunders' first stand-alone, book-length work—and his first book for adults in five years.  
$15.00 US | $20.00 CAN
Sep 06, 2005
5 x 7-1/8
Paperback
144 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt

978-1-57322-872-5
A stunning collection including the story "Sea Oak," from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Man Booker Prize-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and the story collection Tenth of December, a 2013 National Book Award Finalist for Fiction. Hailed by Thomas Pynchon as "graceful, dark, authentic, and funny," George Saunders gives us, in his inventive and beloved voice, this bestselling collection of stories set against a warped, hilarious, and terrifyingly recognizable American landscape.
$16.00 US | $22.00 CAN
Jun 01, 2001
5-1/8 x 8
Paperback
224 Pages
Riverhead Books
US, Canada, Open Mkt