Lincoln in the Bardo author George Saunders reads at Oak Hill Cemetery

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As part of our 175th anniversary celebration, Lincoln in the Bardo author George Saunders will give a reading in the Renwick Chapel at Oak Hill Cemetery on Friday, April 26 at 5pm. There will be a champagne toast before the reading. Saunders will sign books after the reading. Reserve your tickets today.


The recipient of a 2006 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, George Saunders won the Man Booker Prize in 2017 for his novel Lincoln in the Bardo which is set on the grounds of Oak Hill Cemetery. In 2023 Saunders was awarded the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction at the National Book Festival. Lincoln in the Bardo, which Colson Whitehead called “A luminous feat of generosity and humanism,” inspires hundreds of visitors each year to come to Oak Hill to visit the Carroll Mausoleum where Willie Lincoln was interred from 1862-1865 and reflect upon this moving story. Your support makes such a difference in sustaining Oak Hill, and ensuring it endures beautifully for the next 175 years. We look forward to celebrating our anniversary with you!


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