Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States when he was seven years old.
He is the author of the novels The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, which won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, and Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review and Time. His most recent novel is Super Sad True Love Story.
His fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications. His work has been published in 19 countries.
He currently lives in New York.