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Gary Shteyngart


USA flag (1972 - )

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the US seven years later. He lives in New York.
 
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Awards
Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Writing Best Novel winner (2011) : Super Sad True Love Story


Gary Shteyngart recommends
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Home Land (2004)
Sam Lipsyte
"Genius. As eloquent and delirious a rant I've heard since Henry Miller."
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Kept (2006)
Y Euny Hong
"Clever, smart and oh so terribly funny, Kept is perfect for the beach tote or for sneaking into your graduate seminar. This is a volume to treasure."
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Twenty Grand (2007)
Rebecca Curtis
"A book as delightful as it is disturbing. In a world of smug lies, Curtis writes exactly what needs to be written, and she writes it beautifully."
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This Must Be the Place (2008)
Anna Winger
"An essential love story for our confused and difficult times."
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In the Rooms (2009)
Tom Shone
"A sweet and savvy page-turner."
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The Sugar Frosted Nutsack (2012)
Mark Leyner
"America should treasure its rare, true original voices and Mark Leyner is one of them. So treasure him already, you bastards!"
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You & Me (2012)
Padgett Powell
"You & Me, mixed with 750ml of fine bourbon, is the most vfun you can have in many states without getting arrested."
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Antonia Lively Breaks the Silence (2013)
David Samuel Levinson
"A sweet, smart, tasty book, it hooked me from the strat and swiftly pulled me to shore."
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Vintage Attraction (2013)
Charles Blackstone
"IF YOU LIKE PUGS, WINE, AND GREECE, VINTAGE ATTRACTION IS FOR YOU. I LOVRD EVERY WORD."
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Where Earth Meets Water (2014)
Pia Padukone
"Smart and insightful."
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The Hollow Ground (2014)
Natalie S Harnett
"This cursed Irish-American clan will grab you by the brisket and not let go. Delicious reading!"
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The Imperial Wife (2016)
Irina Reyn
"Dazzling and insanely ambitious."
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The Night Ocean (2017)
Paul La Farge
"The best novel of the year, almost any year."
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Reservoir 13 (2017)
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Jon McGregor
"John McGregor is one of the UK's most fascinating and versatile writers. The fact that most American readers have never heard of him does not speak well of us. Let's all buy his book NOW."
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The Windfall (2017)
Diksha Basu
"The funniest novel to come out of India in years, Diksha Basu's Delhi Riche is a timely snapshot of Delhi families on the way up, down and sideways."
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Gork, the Teenage Dragon (2017)
Gabe Hudson
"Gabe Hudson may well be the funniest writer working today, and the most likely to break your heart."

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