Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart
Associate Professor
415 Dodge Hall
212.854.4391

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972, and came to the United States seven years later. He released his debut memoir, Little Failure in 2014, to much critical acclaim. Shteyngart is also the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story (2010), Absurdistan (2006) and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002). His work has been translated into 26 languages. Super Sad True Love Story won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by over 40 news journals and magazines around the world. Absurdistan was chosen as one of the 10 best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine. The Russian Debutante’s Handbook won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications.

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