The Joys Of The George Saunders Style Sheet

The Joys Of The George Saunders Style Sheet

by Awl Staff

Tenth Of December, George Saunders’ first collection of stories in six years, comes out January 8, 2013 — if you missed it in The New Yorker, you can read the title story here. Below is the style sheet used in-house by the book’s editors and production team. In the lists of preferred spellings for words and names (Death (personified), de-elfify, doinking) and other guidelines comes a reminder of what makes Saunders so much fun to read. Remember: Hyphenate compounds made up of nouns of equal value: “elf-baby” (97).