The Book Report is a series that promises to deliver exactly what it promises: reports on books by the people who’ve read them. Catch evenings of live, in-person Book Reports that will remind you of the third grade in the best possible...Show More Summary
Yet another aspect of Gary Shteyngart’s dystopian fiction novel Super Sad True Love Story is coming true for reals this week. Besides anticipating Occupy Wall Street, as well as Bloomberg’s sweep of Zuccotti Park (although getting it wrong on how utterly successful such sweeping would be), Shteyngart proposed the idea of instant, real-time and broadcast credit ratings.
Google’s new gadget can apparently make you a porn star: For Gary Shteyngart, Google Glass made him feel like a rock star: My friend Doug and I hit Bushwick and Williamsburg. Everyone at the bar at Roberta’s restaurant wants a piece of me. “Ah, future!” a German man cries. “We saw you have the Google,” a […]
Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story is now a reality. He got to try Google Glass and wrote about the experience for The New Yorker. “When the velvet-rope hostess at the of-the-moment Wythe Hotel bar in Williamsburg stops to take a photo of me with her iPhone, I know exactly what the producer meant. [...]Show More Summary
Gary Shteyngart tries to explain what wearing Google Glass is like in the New Yorker. Right now, it's kind of like being a celebrity: “I see that on TV!” A Park Avenue doorman runs after the man. “What it do?” “I’m taking a picture of...Show More Summary
Also: Gary Shteyngart tests out Google Glass; Fifty Shades of Grey and the rise in handcuff accidents.
In his novel Super Sad True Love Story, Gary Shteyngart writes about a society, five minutes into the future, that has a weird neurotic relationship with gadgets and social media, as focused through a device called an "äppärät." Now, Shteyngart has tried the Google Glass, and in many ways the future he wrote about seems to have arrived. Read more...
Gary Shteyngart, novelist and fond admirer of Koreans, wrote maybe the best explanation of what it's like to use Google Glass for The New Yorker this week. Shteyngart was one of the first to receive Glass, as part of the Glass Explorers program, and he writes about a week's worth of the telling little moments of using it. Read more...
Author Gary Shteyngart shares his Google Glass experience at the New Yorker. NPR Music is streaming the new Moderat album (a collaboration between Modeselektor and Apparat), II. Kirkus Reviews lists its favorite recently published debut novels. Tone Deaf interviews legendary...
"Up in the Air" author Walter Kirn, "Absurdistan" author and travel writer Gary Shteyngart, and author of more books than some people will ever read, Joyce Carol Oates, had the following exchange on Twitter this morning. If you've ever...Show More Summary
On this month’s fiction podcast, Gary Shteyngart reads Lorrie Moore’s short story “Paper Losses,” which was first published in The New Yorker in 2006 and can be found in Moore’s “The Collected Stories.” Shteyngart says he first read Moore’s work in college, and quickly realized that he would never master short-fiction writing like she had. Show More Summary
The fiction-writer has a piece of memoir in the new New Yorker involving being hit by a car, drunken jealous rage, and assault with a hammer. It is gruesome and hilarious, like everything else Shteyngart writes. And it's true—it reads...Show More Summary
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