By: Adam Sockel, co-host of the Professional Book Nerds podcast

George Saunders is considered around the world as one of the seminal voices of modern language. His collections of short stories have become international bestsellers and Time has named in him one of the 100 Most Influential People in the world. Recently, he released his first full length book, Lincoln in the Bardo, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Last week, George joined us on the Professional Book Nerds podcast, where he discussed why he decided to write a full length novel, why Lincoln remains such a highly discussed character even today and why he feels the absurdity in his writing reflects real life.

George also discussed the incredible 160 person audiobook, which features dozens of celebrities including Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, Don Cheadle, Jeffrey Tambor and countless other. You can listen to the interview above or by subscribing to the podcast in iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts.