Gary Shteyngart 

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Birthday
5, 1972
Birthplace
Russia
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1972 (age 48)
Birthplace
Russia

About

A Russian-born American writer of satirical novels, he is best known for The Russian Debutante's Handbook, Super Sad True Love Story, and Absurdistan. He also published a 2014 memoir entitled Little Failure.

Before Fame

He attended both Oberlin College and Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Trivia

He taught creative writing at Columbia University.

Family Life

He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1979. Until he was fourteen years old, he spoke with a heavy Russian accent.

Associated With

He and A.A. Milne both published stories in Granta.