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Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad, which is now St. Petersburg, Russia, in 1972. He moved to the United States seven years later with his family. He received a bachelor's degree in politics from Oberlin College in Ohio and an MFA in creative writing from City University of New York. His debut novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His other works include Absurdistan, Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, and Little Failure: A Memoir. He has taught writing at Hunter College, Columbia University, and Princeton University. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Super Sad True Love Story 2,779 copies, 129 reviews
Absurdistan 2,323 copies, 78 reviews
The Russian Debutante's Handbook 1,482 copies, 28 reviews
Little Failure: A Memoir 665 copies, 59 reviews
Lake Success 456 copies, 31 reviews
Our Country Friends 322 copies, 19 reviews
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey,… (Narrator, some editions) 659 copies, 25 reviews
The Future Dictionary of America (Contributor) 613 copies, 3 reviews
Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books (Contributor) 352 copies, 14 reviews
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2011 (Contributor) 225 copies, 7 reviews
Granta 84: Over There: How America Sees the World (Contributor) 217 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2006 (Contributor) 198 copies, 1 review
The Best American Travel Writing 2008 (Contributor) 197 copies
Granta 97: Best of Young American Novelists 2 (Contributor) 189 copies, 2 reviews
20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker (Contributor) 156 copies, 5 reviews
The Best American Travel Writing 2007 (Contributor) 153 copies
The Best American Travel Writing 2011 (Contributor) 143 copies, 1 review
Granta 93: God's Own Countries (Contributor) 127 copies
Granta 78: Bad Company (Contributor) 126 copies

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