Charter Oak Cultural Center and The Center for Judaic Studies at UCONN are proud to co-present Little Failure: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart.
A conversation with author Gary Shteyngart will be led by Sasha Senderovich. Sasha Senderovich is an Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The evening will take us into the wonderfully comic mind of a writer with the “abilities to write with both self mocking humor and introspective wisdom, sharp-edged sarcasm and aching – and yes, Chekovian – tenderness” (Michiko Kakutani, New York Times)
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972 and came to the United States seven years later. He is the author of the novels Super Sad True Love Story, which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and was selected as one of the best books of the year by more than forty news journals and magazines around the world; Absurdistan, which was chosen as one of the ten best books of the year by The New York Times Book Review and Time magazine; and The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, winner of the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times Magazine, and many other publications and has been translated into twenty-six languages. Shteyngart lives in New York City and upstate New York.
Little Failure: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart is part of Charter Oak’s 11th Annual Celebration of Jewish Art and Culture. The event takes place on February 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Charter Oak sactuary space. Admission is free. Seating is limited, so reservations can be made at http://littlefailure.eventbrite.com.
For more information on the event, call 860-310-2580 or visit www.charteroakcenter.org.