2/25/16 – “Little Failure: An Evening with Gary Shteyngart” on February 25, 2016

Coming to Connecticut this February!!!

register and print tickets       reserve seat on the shuttle

The Center for Judaic Studies will be co-sponsoring this amazing event with Charter Oak Cultural Center to be held on February 25, 2016 at the Charter Oak Cultural Center, 21 Charter Oak Avenue, Hartford.  The event will be free and open to the public. All students, faculty, and staff are more than welcome to attend, as well. Transportation will be provided (free of charge) for students from UConn Storrs campus to Hartford and back to Storrs following the event. A conversation with Author Gary Shteyngart will be lead by Sasha Senderovich.  Sasha Senderovich is an Assistant Professor of Russian Studies and Jewish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

A coach shuttle will be available from Storrs to Hartford and back for those who need transportation!  Please notify us so we can reserve your seat on the bus.

For students who are interested, but unable to attend, there will be an informal event on the UConn Storrs campus the morning of February 25th, in conjunction with a few classes and student groups.  Email for details if interested, (they are still finalizing.)

Here’s some info about Gary from his website:

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.

SAVE THE DATE!  This event is sure to be entertaining and bring you a few laughs!!!