Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart is an American writer born in Leningrad, USSR (he alternately calls it “St. Leningrad” or “St. Leninsburg”). Much of his work is satirical and relies on the invention of elaborately fictitious yet somehow familiar places and times.

His first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002), received the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award.

Books in order of publication:

The Russian Debutante’s Handbook – 2002

Absurdistan – 2007

Super Sad True Love Story – 2010

Little Failure – 2014

Lake Success – 2018

Our Country Friends – 2021

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