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Selected Prose

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Story readings and interviews with writers.


26. Gary Shteyngart

Today’s guest is the great Gary Shteyngart! He’s the author of Super Sad True Love Story, Lake Success, Absurdistan, and more. His latest novel, Our Country Friends, was released earlier this month. It’s a hilarious, clever novel set in the pandemic, described by Kirkus reviews as "The Great American Pandemic Novel only Shteyngart could write." Go read it immediately!

It’s an honor for me personally to have Gary on the podcast. I admire him as a writer and as a teacher of craft. He was kind enough to provide many invaluable lessons in this episode. I hope you enjoy.

I also want to mention that on December 16, I will be hosting an in-person reading at KGB bar in New York. Message me for details.

Finally, if you like the show, please support me on Patreon and/or leave a review on Apple Podcasts.

Photo by Brigitte Lacombe

Music by @SighPilot

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