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Gary Shteyngart

Part II: The New Genre of Plastic Realism in American Fiction

Anis Shivani | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Anis Shivani

Writers are only addressing each other, satisfying conglomerate publishing's desire to offer a hegemonic product that seamlessly fits into the wider political economy, rather than any actual audience.

Why My Anger Turned To Sadness When I Took A Closer Look At My Parents' Lives

Posted 09.10.2014 | OWN

There is no better season for losing yourself in someone else's past. Author Gary Shteyngart on the perils and pleasures of plundering the secrets of ...

Once Upon a Time, There Was Self-Loathing

Anneli Rufus | Posted 07.23.2014 | Home
Anneli Rufus

Is self-loathing -- or at least stark, scathing self-criticism -- a required personality trait for novelists? Well, it's certainly a useful tool for probing the depths of human possibility. Here are ten examples of bestselling novels whose characters struggle with low self-esteem.

Glass Warfare

Robin Raskin | Posted 06.02.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Google Glass has become a lightning rod for the battle of how the next generation of computing power will be used, and the battlefields are many.

Gary Shteyngart On Who He Envies, What He Wanted To Be When He Grew Up

Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Gary Shteyngart i...

Gary Shteyngart Discusses His New Book, 'Little Failure'

Posted 01.25.2014 | Home

Gary Shteyngart, author of the beloved dystopian novel Super Sad True Love Story, has released a memoir about his life as an immigrant from Russia. Mu...

Jaipur Literature Festival: Day two

Aayush Soni | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts
Aayush Soni

Terrific follow-up to day one's stellar start. For me, the star of the day was Columbia University professor Gary Shteyngart, the author of Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story.

WATCH: Art Of Shteyngart's Blurbs

Posted 03.06.2013 | Home

Gary Shteyngart's blurbs have become legendary. They've been described in the New York Times and Time magazine, and spawned their own Tumblr. And ...

Joe Satran

Gary Shteyngart Roast: 'Neither Funny Nor Entertaining' | Joe Satran | Posted 11.21.2012 | Home

Last night, a crowd of 300-odd New Yorkers assembled at the BAM Harvey Theater to watch the novelist Gary Shteyngart subjecting himself to a Friar's C...

Gary Shteyngart: 'I'm Not Totally In Love With Our Species'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Gary Shteyngart's last novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," tells the story of love and neurosis amidst economic, social and fashion coll...

Joe Satran

Gary Shteyngart's 'Super Sad True Love Story' Prescience On The Debt Crisis | Joe Satran | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home

When Gary Shteyngart released his novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," last August, its comic-dystopian vision of America seemed madcap, hilarious and ...

Literary Love Letters To NYC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Home

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s crowded, expensiv...

Wodehouse Prize Awarded

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 07.24.2011 | Home

Jeeves and Wooster may be as English as cream teas and Pimm's, but the literary prize named after their creator, PG Wodehouse, has been swiped from un...

Paul Giamatti In Gary Shteyngart's New Video: Trying Too Hard To Be Borat?

Vulture | By: | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story and auteur of one of the funniest book trailers we've ever seen (not a high bar), has just crafte...

Life Advice From Your Favorite Authors | Posted 06.25.2011 | Home

One of our go-to Monday morning reads (seriously, bookmark it) is The Days of Yore, a stellar blog that interviews artists of all stripes about the ti...

Battle Royal: US vs. UK Book Covers | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Like we did last year, we're going to have a little fun comparing the U.S. and U.K. book cover designs of this year's Rooster contenders....

Gary Shteyngart On Being James Franco's Teacher And Lindsay Lohan's Soul Mate (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Earlier this month, Gary Shteyngart made a hilarious, irreverent book trailer for his new novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," where he played an illit...

Gary Shteyngart On Sarah Palin And 'Super Sad True Love Story' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

You've probably seen Gary Shteyngart in the news lately. That's because his new novel, "Super Sad True Love Story," just came out yesterday from Rando...

Book Review Roundup

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Want to find out what Kakutani had to say about Gary Shteyngart's "Super Sad True Love Story"? How about the LA Times's take on Rick Moody's latest? C...

Anis Shivani: The Most Anticipated Books For The Rest Of 2010

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Anis Shivani

From important new fiction by Jonathan Franzen and Yiyun Li to penetrating critiques of the current political situation by Matt Taibbi and Chris Hedges, there is a lot to look forward to from publishers at all levels for the rest of the summer and the fall.

Gary Shteyngart Interview: Send Us Your Questions!

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The Huffington Post is proud to announce that we will be interviewing author Gary Shteyngart on Friday, and we'd love to ask him some of your question...

Gary Shteyngart On Disconnecting

The New York Times | GARY SHTEYNGART | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since fiscal year 2008, I have been permanently attached to my iTelephone. As of two weeks ago, I am a Facebooking twit. With each post, each tap of t...

Which Literary Dystopia Is Right For You?

Flavorwire | Chelsea Bauch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Call it society's weirdest guilty pleasure, but lately it seems like there are more apocalyptic fantasies than those of the fairytale variety. From zo...

Writers Who Teach: Ten Novel Professors (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Natalie Sudikoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Want to learn creative writing from a famous novelist? How about poetry from a poet laureate? Here are ten famous contemporary writers who are also pr...

James Franco, Jeffrey Eugenides Star In Hilarious Book Trailer For Gary Shteyngart's New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Book trailers are often hit-or-miss, but some of the best ones are of the funny, self-deprecating variety. Gary Shteyngart, author of "Absurdistan," h...