Last week, someone with the dark imagination of Don DeLillo and the satirical genius of Gary Shteyngart, acting in the name of the Syrian Electronic Army, figured out exactly how to exploit the sad feverishness of this moment in American history and make us look foolish. Show More Summary
This week we learned Gary Shteyngart is at work on a memoir. This week is also when the annual Dachshund Spring Fiesta takes place in Washington Square Park. Has viral marketing reached its nadir? Related posts: “Strongly Worded” After...Show More Summary
Also: A defense of Oprah's Book Club; John Freeman leaves Granta; and Gary Shteyngart is coming out with a memoir next year.
The rumor mill’s been buzzing for a while, but now it’s official: Gary Shteyngart — “Super Sad True Love Story” author, professional blurb writer, dachshund owner and reader of "Middlemarch" — will follow up his three best-selling novels with a memoir, according to his publisher, Random...
Random House has announced that beloved blurb artist and best-selling author Gary Shteyngart is working on a memoir entitled Little Failure, due… Read More
Noted dachshundist and novel-blurber Gary Shteyngart has finished reading “Middlemarch,” the 800-page novel by George Eliot. The news, revealed late last week, was greeted with astonishment and surprise by New York’s literary community. Reports that Shteyngart had read the entire 1871...
Oh my god, I’ve been chosen to be of the advanced nerds who will wear the new Google Glass apparat! — Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) March 27, 2013 Novelist Gary Shteyngart was one of the people tapped for a trial of Google Glass, giving...Show More Summary
Jon Methven (of This Is Your Captain Speaking) has a problem: one of his characters trashed his novel on Amazon. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts...Show More Summary
When you're glancing at paperbacks, do you care that Alice Munro thinks Elizabeth Strout "shines with integrity and humor"? Who, exactly, at the New York Times claimed that "Robopocalypse" is "ingenious"? Read full article >>
Do blurbs actually help sell books? When you’ve glancing at paperbacks, do you care that Alice Munro thinks Elizabeth Strout “shines with integrity and humor”? Who, exactly, at the New York Times claimed that “Robopocalypse” is “ingenious”? Read full article >>
Edward Champion has directed and edited a fifteen-minute documentary about Gary Shteyngart's side-career as a prolific writer of blurbs. There's some annoying literary insider-type jokes here, but it's mostly a serious consideration of how blurbs have become devalued. Show More Summary
Gary Shteyngart burst onto the literary scene in 2002 with The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, the sublime tale of one Vladimir Girshkin, “the immigrant’s immigrant, the expatriate’s expatriate, enduring victim of every practical jokeShow More Summary
Let's keep this very simple. Gary Shteyngart blurbs a lot of books. Our friend Ed Champion made a documentary about it. I am in the documentary. It is a fine piece of work, though I personally have little to do with that. You can watch it here:
Journalist Edward Champion has released “Shteyngart Blurbs,” a short documentary looking at the life and book blurbs of Gary Shteyngart (along with the history of blurbs). We’ve embedded the complete film above, including cameos from some great writers, Jacob Silverman‘s cat and the Totally Hip Book reviewer. Show More Summary
Author Gary Shteyngart has written three award-winning novels. He’s widely considered one of America’s smartest and most inventive authors. He teaches writing at Columbia University. But the place you’re most likely to come across Shteyngart’s name is, oddly enough, on the back of somebody else’s book. Show More Summary
The Times has sent critic Dwight Garner on a literary tour of New York in order to answer novelist Gary Shteyngart's immortal question, Can New Yorkers still throw a good party with only a bottle of shampoo? The answer appears to be "maybe," if you are in Brooklyn and allowed to smoke and are also in a coffee shop. More »
Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage. Related posts: Äppärät-chic: Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story Make no mistake. Super Sad True Love Story boasts two... “A Right Fit”: Navigating the World of Literary Agents If...Show More Summary
Gary Shteyngart drew an all-star panel of literary roasters on Nov. 20, during the last event of the literary series, "Unbound."
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...
Gary Shteyngart is one of the most successful and critically acclaimed literary novelists of his generation — but he isn’t just that. The New Yorker “20 Under 40? list author is also New York literary society’s most beloved clown, the dark comic undertones of his novels extending into his public persona. Over the years, he’s [...]