Gary Shteyngart

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Born
in Leningrad, Russian Federation
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Vladimir Nabokov

Member Since
January 2014


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.
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Average rating: 3.47 · 75,080 ratings · 9,358 reviews · 20 distinct worksSimilar authors
Super Sad True Love Story

3.45 avg rating — 38,549 ratings — published 2010 — 51 editions
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Absurdistan

3.31 avg rating — 13,023 ratings — published 2006 — 44 editions
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Lake Success

3.61 avg rating — 9,181 ratings — published 2018 — 23 editions
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The Russian Debutante's Han...

3.54 avg rating — 6,748 ratings — published 2002 — 32 editions
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Little Failure

3.65 avg rating — 7,059 ratings — published 2014 — 28 editions
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Absurdistan and Super Sad T...

3.78 avg rating — 64 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Our Country Friends

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — expected publication 2021 — 3 editions
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The Luck of Kokura

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Lake Success

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A Hero of Our Time

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“Remember this... develop a sense of nostalgia for something, or you'll never figure out what's important.”
Gary Shteyngart, Super Sad True Love Story

“If you stop thinking, if you stop wondering, you die.”
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“There's nothing wrong with her except she's completely fucked up.”
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