SO MANY OF US LOVE GEORGE SAUNDERS, author of CivilWarLand in Bad Decline, Pastoralia, and The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip. And why not? He soars above boundaries of class, genre, and aesthetic. He’s one of us from the block, but he hasn’t forgotten where he came from, and he doesn’t think he’s better than us. He’s had bad jobs. Really bad, as bad as any of ours and all the while he wrote through them and even on them, and he thinks we should, too. He’s funny. He’s not afraid to write like people talk or to talk about pop culture in his stories. And he’s made it—an entire collection’s worth of stories and then some were published in the New Yorker. He was our first Night Train “Interview," which appeared in Night Train III, 2004.

Night Train’s Julie Benesh brought us Interview with George Saunders