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Sloane Crosley’s The Clasp Trailer: Invite Amanda Seyfried to Join Your Book Club — She Won’t Read the Book, But She Will Wear Glasses

Some pretty important people have already blurbed Sloane Crosley's upcoming novel, The Clasp. Gary Shteyngart said that it was one of those "rare deeply literary books that also features — a plot!" and Michael Chabon said he fell "so completely under the spell of its narrative tone." In Vulture's exclusive... More »

For Women, By Women, About Men

In “Super Sad True Love Story,” Gary Shteyngart’s novel set in a social-media dystopia, each person is publicly assigned a “fuckability” score, determined by various algorithms. Lulu, an app founded in 2013, is the closest anyone has come, so far, to making Shteyngart’s vision come true. Show More Summary

‘I Do Bad Sex Very Well. In Life And In The Novel Form': Gary Shteyngart Interviews Adam Thirlwell

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Thirlwell: “In [my novels] Politics and The Escape, these grand themes of history and politics were mischievously seen as equivalent to more apparently minor problems like sleeping arrangements in a threesome, or premature ejaculation. Shteyngart: “But premature ejaculation and politics intersect quite a bit.” Thirlwell: “Well that’s certainly true.”

“I do bad sex very well. In life and in the novel form”: Gary Shteyngart interviews Adam Thirlwell

As Thirlwell's "Lurid & Cute" arrives, two of our most vibrant novelists talk sex, violence, Hollywood and politics

Three Days of Vodka With Gary Shteyngart

The novelist Gary Shteyngart rolls down a wet West 52 nd Street and swings into a brashly lacquered piano bar called the Russian Vodka Room. It’s a bit after 6 on the first Saturday night of 2014. Eastern Orthodox Christmas is two days off, so he’s settling in at a bar festooned with white bunting and silver tinsel. Show More Summary

The Thread: Re: The Unimpeachable Manly Truth

6 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Readers debated the merits of Gary Shteyngart’s cushy yet torturous immersion in Russian TV.

“Out of My Mouth Comes Unimpeachable Manly Truth”: Gary Shteyngart Watches Seven Days Of Russian TV

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Here is the question I’m trying to answer: What will happen to me – an Americanized Russian-speaking novelist who emigrated from the Soviet Union as a child – if I let myself float into the television-filtered head space of my former countrymen? Will I learn to love Putin as 85 percent of Russians profess to […]

Ben Stiller Is Adapting Super Sad True Love Story For TV

Fire up your apparats, everyone. Ben Stiller may end up executive-producing a small screen adaptation of Gary Shteyngart’s 2010 hit Super Sad True Love Story. Shteyngart’s acclaimed book—which narrates the sweet and melancholy courtship...Show More Summary

Ben Stiller joins Gary Shteyngart TV project

Ben Stiller has signed on to executive produce and direct a television adaptation of "Super Sad True Love Story" by Gary Shteyngart, according to Deadline. The 2010 novel was a bestseller the Los Angeles Times found to be "hilarious and sad."

Super Sad True Love Story Will Be A Super Weird TV Show

7 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Get ready to start checking out the "Fuckability" index of some seriously depressed TV characters. Gary Shteyngart's depressing, hilarious book Super Sad True Love Story is going to be a TV series — with Ben Stiller executive-producing, and directing a bunch of episodes. Read more...

Ben Stiller Plots 'Super Sad True Love Story' TV Series

For independent studio Media Rights Capital, the drama is based on the best-seller by Gary Shteyngart. read more

Ben Stiller Teams With MRC For ‘Super Sad True Love Story’ Dramedy Series

Ben Stiller is attached to executive produce and direct multiple episodes of Super Sad True Love Story, an hourlong dramedy in the works at MRC. The project, based on the novel by Gary Shteyngart, is currently casting and has not been set up at a network yet. Show More Summary

Multiplicity

Flip through the blurbs on a recently published novel and you’re likely to come across a ton of stock phrases. Gary Shteyngart parodied this repetition — as well as other facets of the blurb-industrial complex — in a bit of improv last year. At The Morning News, Christine Gosnay writes about a poem that gave her […]

Shorties (Gary Shteyngart's Book Tour Diary, A Luna Reunion, and more)

Gary Shteyngart is keeping a book tour diary at Page-Turner. The band Luna has announced a 2015 reunion tour. The Rumpus interviewed author Megan Stielstra. Hypebot has kicked off a guide to crowdfunding music projects. The New York Times profiled...

Gary Shteyngart Tries and Tries Again to Eat at Ess-a-Bagel

"Not everything can be sea urchin and chicken cracklings, you know?" #wrap-wrap.jackDanielsSpot{display:none;} !+[sponsored-jack-daniels] Gary Shteyngart, the author of Super Sad True Love Story and Little Failure (which comes out in paperback on October 7), has lived and traveled all over the world. Show More Summary

Blurbing for Laughs

Recommended Viewing: Even though Gary Shteyngart is done with blurbing, he’s such an addict that he did make time to blurb the worst books ever at a recent improv show at Late Night Basement.

Watch Gary Shteyngart blurb the world’s worst books

Though the author swore off blurbing, he indulged an audience at an improv show

Goodbye to King of the Blurbs

Recently, it seemed hard to find a book not blurbed by Gary Shteyngart. He did blurb 150 books in the past decade. Yet now the author has decided to mostly retire from blurbing, he announced in The New Yorker. “Literature can and will go on without my mass blurbing. Perhaps it may even improve.” Pair […]

Shorties (Gary Shteyngart on Book Blurbing, The Top Five Hip Hop References in Poetry, and more)

Gary Shteyngart on book blurbing at the New Yorker. The Tottenville Review interviewed author Alena Graedon. OUPblog listed the top five hip hop references in poetry. Angus Andrew of the band Liars listed his favorite albums at The Quietus. What...

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