Shteyngart Penning ‘International Thriller’

Random House has announced a fourth book from bestselling author Gary Shteyngart, according to the New York Times. Currently titled Hotel Solitaire with a 2017 pub date, the novel is described by Shteyngart as, "...a family drama set in the high-stakes world of global finance, moving from upstate New York to Shanghai, Mumbai, Dubai... It’s about how power is … Continue reading Shteyngart Penning ‘International Thriller’

Statesman Selects: LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart, king of the book trailer, the book blurb, and author of our some of our favorite modern novels, emigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1979, when he was seven years old. He recounts his journey from St. Petersburg to Queens to bestseller lists in his new memoir, Little Failure, the … Continue reading Statesman Selects: LITTLE FAILURE by Gary Shteyngart

This Week in the World of Books

Let's here it for the French! In their continuing efforts to protect indie booksellers, France passed a law banning online book retailers from providing free shipping. France has one of the highest number of bookshops in the world. On Thursday, New Jersey's former poet laureate, activist and polarizing author Amiri Baraka died at the age … Continue reading This Week in the World of Books

New Releases – 1/7/14

_____________________________________________ HARDCOVER FICTION Radiance of Tomorrow by Ishmael Beah When Ishmael Beah’s A Long Way Gone was published in 2007, it soared to the top of bestseller lists, becoming an instant classic. Now Beah, whom Dave Eggers has called “arguably the most read African writer in contemporary literature,” has returned with his first novel, an … Continue reading New Releases – 1/7/14

Gary Shteyngart: King of the Book Trailer (& Our Hearts)

Gary Shteyngart: bestselling author, master of the book blurb, king of the book trailer. Just when you think he can't possibly top a trailer featuring Paul Giamatti and a dachshund, Shteyngart pulls out the big guns: Johnny Franzen, James Franco & Sloane Crosley. For the record, we love Gary Shteyngart even more than James Franco … Continue reading Gary Shteyngart: King of the Book Trailer (& Our Hearts)

Super Awesome Funny Shteyngart Book Trailer

You may remember the first book trailer Gary Shteyngart put together to promote his bestselling novel, Super Sad True Love Story (now out in paperback.) It starred James Franco and revealed the sad truth that, though he's published three highly acclaimed novels and teaches courses in creative writing, Gary can't read. Now, in a brand … Continue reading Super Awesome Funny Shteyngart Book Trailer