Gary Shteyngart

United States
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Brigitte Lacombe

Gary Shteyngart’s debut novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His second novel, Absurdistan, was named one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. He has been selected as one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and was recently included on the The New Yorker’s Best 20 Under 40 list. His new novel is Super Sad True Love Story. He lives in New York City.