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LIU Brooklyn, Kumble Center Gary Shteyngart presents the Paumanok Lecture
Feb 9, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
The English Department at LIU Brooklyn, in collaboration with Greenlight Bookstore, is proud to present Gary Shteyngart as the guest speaker for this year’s Paumanok Lecture Series. Shteyngart 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 will sign books following the event.
LIU Brooklyn’s “Starting from Paumanok” lecture series in American culture and literature, hosted by the English Department annually since 1983, takes its name from a Walt Whitman poem that first appeared in the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass. Its title invokes the Native American word for Long Island and acknowledges the University’s geographic and cultural connection to one of Brooklyn’s — and Long Island’s — foremost literary figures.