45 Books Recommended by Gary Shteyngart


American writer born in Leningrad, USSR. Much of his work is satirical.

1. 1984 by George Orwell


2. Americana by Don DeLillo


3. Barney’s Version by Mordecai Richler


4. Bloodchild and Other Stories by Octavia E. Butler


5. Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney


6. Brother, I’m Dying by Edwidge Danticat


7. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell


8. Don’t Cry: Stories by Mary Gaitskill


9. Drown by Junot Diaz


10. Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev


11. Half a Life by Darin Strauss


12. Haussmann, or the Distinction: A Novel by Paul Lafarge


13. Impossible Vacation by Spalding Gray


14. In Persuasion Nation by George Saunders


15. Independence Day by Richard Ford


16. Interesting Women: Stories by Andrea Lee


17. Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat


18. Lenin’s Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire by David Remnick


19. Less Than One: Selected Essays by Joseph Brodsky


20. Lit: A Memoir by Mary Karr


21. Lowboy by John Wray


22. Lush Life by Richard Price


23. Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found by Suketu Mehta


24. Midnight’s Children (25th Anniversary Edition) by Salman Rushdie


25. Miles from Nowhere: A Novel by Nami Mun


26. Native Speaker by Chang-rae Lee


27. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro


28. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood


29. Personal Days: A Novel by Ed Park


30. Pnin by Vladimir Nabokov


31. Preston Falls by David Gates


32. Sabbath’s Theater by Philip Roth


33. The Afterlife: A Memoir by Donald Antrim


34. The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel by Amy Hempel


35. The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff


36. The Farming of Bones by Edwidge Danticat


37. The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai


38. The Last of Her Kind by Sigrid Nunez


39. The Lazarus Project: A Novel by Aleksandar Hemon


40. The Liars’ Club: A Memoir by Mary Karr


41. The Surrendered by Chang-Rae Lee


42. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion


43. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris


44. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri


45. Veronica by Mary Gaitskill



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