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Sam Lipsyte was born in 1968. He is the author of the story collection Venus Drive (named one of the top twenty-five book of its year by the Village Voice Supplement) and the novels The Subject of Steve and Home Land, winner of the Believer Book Award. Lipsyte teaches at Columbia Universitys School of The Arts and is a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. He lives in Manhattan.

Average rating: 3.53 · 16,428 ratings · 2,210 reviews · 32 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Ask

3.28 avg rating — 6,257 ratings — published 2010 — 20 editions
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Home Land

3.62 avg rating — 2,589 ratings — published 2004 — 9 editions
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The Fun Parts

3.53 avg rating — 1,446 ratings — published 2014 — 16 editions
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Venus Drive

3.73 avg rating — 983 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Subject Steve

3.32 avg rating — 694 ratings — published 2001 — 12 editions
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Hark

3.23 avg rating — 328 ratings8 editions
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The Dungeon Master

3.63 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 2010
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The Naturals

3.65 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2014
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Deniers

2.40 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2011
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I wanted to let you know that, at least as of its initial week, The Ask was front and center at Powell's. I preordered it with Amaz
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“We are going to eat ice cream and we are going to eat shit. The trick is to use different spoons.”
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“One of my big revelations was that nobody cares whether you write your novel or not. They want you to be happy. Your parents want you to have health insurance. Your friends want you to be a good friend. But everyone’s thinking about their own problems and nobody wakes up in the morning thinking, ‘Boy, I sure hope Sam finishes that chapter and gets one step closer to his dream of being a working writer.’ Nobody does that. If you want to write, it has to come from you. If you don’t want to write, that’s great. Go do something else. That was a very liberating moment for me.”
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“Shudder, in fact, is not quite the word for the feeling. Feeling is not quite the word for the feeling. How's bathing at knifepoint in the phlegm of the dead? Is that a feeling?”
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31417 Q&A with Sam Lipsyte — 50 members — last activity Apr 09, 2010 08:05AM
I'm hosting a discussion of my new novel THE ASK from March 15th-26th, answering questions while on tour. Please invite your friends to this group. Lo ...more



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