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Author Gary Shteyngart Visits Baruch for Discussion and Book Signing, Oct. 23

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NEW YORK, NY- October 9, 2014 - Baruch College and The Sandra Kahn Wasserman Jewish Studies Center welcomes author Gary Shteyngart for a discussion and signing of his new book, Little Failure, on October 23.

Shteyngart will share his American immigrant experience, moving back and forth through time and memory with self-deprecating humor, moving insights, and literary bravado. The result is a resonant story of family and belonging that feels epic and intimate and distinctly his own.

Born Igor Shteyngart in Leningrad during the twilight of the Soviet Union, the curious, diminutive, asthmatic boy grew up with a persistent sense of yearning—for food, for acceptance, for words—desires that would follow him into adulthood.

Shteyngart's novels include The Russian Debutante's Handbook (2002), Absurdistan (2006), and Super Sad True Love Story (2010). His other writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Slate, Granta, Travel and Leisure, and The New York Times.

Dr. Sasha Senderovich, from the University of Colorado, will lead the conversation with a Q&A. Media are invited to attend the discussion and book signing.

Free and open to the public with prior reservation. RSVP here.


WHAT:           A Reading & Conversation with Author Gary Shteyngart  

WHEN:           Thursday, October 23, 2014

                       Starts at 3:00 p.m.


WHERE:         Baruch College Information & Technology Building

                       Newman Conference Center

                       Rooms 750 and 760




About Baruch College:

Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to



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