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).