An Evening with Gary Shteyngart, Author of "Little Failure"

Sunday, Mar 6, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Gary-Shteyngart-credit-Brigitte-Lacombe little failureNovelist Gary Shteyngart speaks about his New York Times bestselling memoir Little Failure, the story of how he and his parents emigrated from the USSR to the United States in 1979. This program is part of the community read for the Conservative Synagogue. Register at

Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. Little Failure was named one of the best books of2014 by over forty-five publications.  He is also the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in The New YorkerTravel + LeisureEsquireGQThe New York Times Magazine as well as many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages.

“Hilarious and moving ... The army of readers who love Gary Shteyngart is about to get bigger.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Portnoy meets Chekov meets Shteyngart! What could be better?”—Adam Gopnik, NYT bestselling author of The Table Comes First & Paris to the Moon

Author photo credit Brigitte Lacombe.

Location: The Conservative Synagogue, 30 Hillspoint Road , Westport

Community Partner: The Conservative Synagogue


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