At 6:30 p.m., join an online discussion of Jay McInerney's "Bright Lights, Big City" with Gary Shteyngart and Ginia Bellafante tonight.
Bestselling author Garry Shteyngart came to TIME to talk about — among other things — his weird name. Shteyngart’s birth name is Igor, but as a schoolboy, the writer copped so much flak for having the same name as Frankenstein’s assistant that his parents changed it to Gary. Show More Summary
Why are Americans so enamored by immigrant fiction but rarely read anything in translation? David Naimon and Gary Shteyngart discuss this and more in the latest Between The Covers podcast. Shteyngart’s latest book, Little Failure, was part of our 2014 book preview.
When he started writing his first-ever memoir, Gary Shteyngart says he thought he knew plenty about his own life story. As he began researching his past--an awkward childhood in the Soviet Union, his family's move to the United States, his...
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Food Riot lists cocktails based on literary characters. Bookworm interviews Gary Shteyngart about his memoir, Little Failure. Tin House shares an excerpt from Peter Mountford's new novel The Dismal Science. Critic Robert Christgau looks back on 2013's music releases at...
Sean Carman reviews LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart today in The Rumpus Book Reviews.
Here are some literary events to pencil in your calendar this week. To get your event posted on our calendar, visit our Facebook Your Literary Event page. Please post your event at least one week prior to its date. Author Gary Shteyngart will headline a conversation event with actor Oliver Platt to discuss his new memoir Little Failure. Show More Summary
Chang-rae Lee was the first writer to recognize the genius of Stranger favorite Gary Shteyngart—he helped place The Russian Debutante’s Handbook with a publisher, launching Shteyngart’s career. Lee is a very different writer than Shteyngart... KEEP READING > > [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]
At Salon, an interview with Year in Reading alum Gary Shteyngart, whose new memoir, Little Failure, came out last week. Shteyngart talks about the rise of a new “global fiction” and laments the fact that Russia “can’t seem to catch a break.”
(Gary Shteyngart reads tonight at Town Hall.) You've never seen an author photo quite like this one. Every chapter of Gary Shteyngart's new memoir, Little Failure (Random House, $27), opens with a photograph of Shteyngart from the corresponding time period, but it's the picture from chapter four, "Moscow Square," that captures your imagination. Show More Summary
Today’s the big day, folks. Gary Shteyngart is reading at Town Hall, from his new memoir, Little Failure. Everybody in the office who has spoken about Shteyngart speaks highly of him. All rivers flow to Shteyngart. Now, let's talk about other recommended events for tonight. Show More Summary
In Little Failure, the new memoir by Gary Shteyngart, the Russian-born author doesn’t hold much back about his early days in his native land, his family’s move to New York when he was just a boy, his college years spent partying andShow More Summary
Shteyngart doing work. In addition to those upcoming lunchtime classes with noted literary figures, East Village restaurant Calliope will also host a dinner and a reading with noted herring enthusiast Gary Shteyngart, beginning at 6 p.m. Show More Summary
Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Gary Shteyngart is the bestselling author of The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story. Show More Summary
Shteyngart offers up all the embarrassments of his childhood as fodder, resulting in a very personal portrait of a flawed but loving family. Review by Leah Dearborn Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: Little...Show More Summary
You couldn’t think of two immigrant novelists more different than laugh-a-sentence, publicity-friendly Gary Shteyngart and Chang-rae Lee, the reserved Korean-American who favors intense interiority and wartime horrors. But the two pioneers of their immigrant niches, aged 41 and 48 years old, respectively, share a lot more than a pub date... More »
Life is hard enough. Life may be even harder when when you're born in the Soviet Union, you're skinny and asthmatic, and you move to the United States at age seven, and change your name from Igor to Gary. You...
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Somehow we knew that Gary Shteyngart had a pretty interesting childhood. As Andy Borowitz explains in a review of Little Failure, the author’s new memoir, the elder Shteyngart regaled his son with “outlandish” stories, most notably “a sci-fi saga about a Jewish planet under constant attack by volleys of pork.” You can learn what the […]