Sam Lipsyte

Sam Lipsyte
Associate Professor
617 Kent Hall
212.854.3765
Sam Lipsyte's most recent book is The Fun Parts. He is also the author of The Ask (New York Times Notable Book for 2010), Home Land (New York Times Notable Book for 2005 and winner of The Believer Book Award), as well as The Subject Steve and Venus Drive. His fiction has appeared in The Quarterly, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Noon, Tin House, Open City, n+1, Harper's, McSweeney's, La Nouvelle Revue Francaise and Playboy, among other places. His essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, Esquire, GQ and the Washington Post Book World. He was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow.
 
[On leave - Spring 2016]
 
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2014
The Fun Parts / a grizzled and possibly deranged male doula, a doomsday hustler who must face the multi-universal truth of 'the real-ass jumbo,' and a tawdry glimpse of a high school shot-putting circuit in northern New Jersey, circa 1986...

2010
The Ask / Milo Burke, a development officer at a third-tier university, has “not been developing”: after a run-in with a well-connected undergrad, he finds himself among the burgeoning class of the newly unemployed...

2010
MacDowell Colony Fellowship / Sam Lipsyte, New York, NY, worked on a draft of his third novel, to be published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux...

2008
Guggenheim Fellowship / Sam Lipsyte will devote himself to fiction writing during his Fellowship term...
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