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Gary Shteyngart

Gary is an American writer, born in Leningrad. His novels include 'The Russian Debutante's Handbook', which won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, the Book-of-the-Month Club First Fiction Award and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction, 'Absurdistan' (chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine) and 'Super Sad True Love Story', which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for comic literature. His latest book, 'Little Failure: A Memoir', was published in January 2014, 35 years after Gary emigrated to the States.

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