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Sam Lipsyte

USA flag (b.1968)

Sam is the author of Venus Drive, a collection of short stories, and The Subject Steve, a novel.

 His work has appeared in The New York Times and The Quarterly.

 He was born in 1968, and got married in 2003.

Genres: Mystery, Literary Fiction
   The Subject Steve (2001)
   Home Land (2004)
   The Ask (2010)
   Hark (2019)
   No One Left to Come Looking for You (2022)
   Venus Drive (2000)
   The Fun Parts (2013)
Sam Lipsyte recommends
Ways and Means (2024)
Daniel Lefferts
"Ways and Means is wise, funny, ribald, and suspenseful. Daniel Lefferts moves beautifully through narrative modes, including lavish, obscenely hilarious description, nuanced psychological portraiture, and, when the time is right, propulsive thrillerdom. A love story, a satire, a noir, and a cautionary tale, this novel is a terrific debut."
Radiant Heat (2024)
Sarah-Jane Collins
"Radiant Heat is sharp, intense and propulsive. Sarah-Jane Collins weaves a story of environmental catastrophe and its aftermath with a compelling mystery that raises meaningful questions about the world and the self. An impressive debut."
Jonathan Abernathy You Are Kind (2023)
Molly McGhee
"The fiction of Molly McGhee is funny, freaky, intellectually bold and always from the heart. McGhee has seen enough of the world to know that you've got to start some trouble in it. She also knows that seeing the humor in our personal foibles and social absurdities (cruel as the latter often are), will always be a powerful way to commiserate with your fellow humans. Here is a writer who is keenly aware of what we've all got coming, but in the meantime is never afraid to laugh and live and fight on the page."

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Anthologies containing stories by Sam Lipsyte
The Best American Short Stories 2011 (2011)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Geraldine Brooks
The Burned Children of America (2003)
edited by
Marco Cassini, Zadie Smith and Martina Testa

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