Portrait of Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and moved to the US with his family seven years later. He is the author of two previous novels: The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, named one of the best debuts of the year by the Guardian, and the bestselling Absurdistan. His work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Esquire and GQ, and his books have been translated into over 20 languages.