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Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. His most recent novel Super Sad True Love Story was an instant New York Times bestseller and was named to over 40 “Best Books of the Year” lists including NPR’s Fresh Air, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and O Magazine. His first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It was also named a New York Times Notable Book, and a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly. His second novel, Absurdistan, was a national bestseller, and was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine, and was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, and Seattle Times. His novels have been translated into over 24 languages around the world, and his fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, GQ, Travel & Leisure, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, and many other publications. He lives in New York City and was named a Granta Best Young American Novelists and a New Yorker “Best Writer Under 40.”

Website for Super Sad True Love Story
Gary Shteyngart’s Facebook page
Review of Super Sad True Love Story in The New York Times
Shteyngart on NPR’s Fresh Air