The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies proudly announces its 2018 Samuel and Althea Stroum Lecture series with author Gary Shteyngart here for two evenings. The 2018 Stroum Lectures will look back on the first fifteen years of novelist Gary Shteyngart’s celebrated career, then look ahead to his future literary pursuits (which include a new novel, Lake Success, coming this fall). In a series of conversations with Sasha Senderovich, Assistant Professor of Russian and Jewish Studies at the University of Washington, Gary Shteyngart will explore the questions of the role of humor and comedy in today’s world; immigration and the Jewish experience; freshly relevant issues in Russian-American political and cultural relations; and the satirist’s role in authoritarian societies. Gary Shteyngart’s novels include The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan, and Super Sad True Love Story. His memoir, Little Failure, appeared in 2014.
Presented by the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Washington. Admission to the lectures is free but an RSVP is required. Click below for more information and to RSVP.