The Stroum Center for Jewish Studies proudly announces its 2018 Samuel and Althea Stroum Lecture series with author Gary Shteyngart.
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.
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.
This event will feature a preview of the forthcoming novel, Lake Success (to be published in autumn of 2018) and a conversation with Professor Sasha Senderovich.
This event is free and open to the public, but an RSVP is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit: jewishstudies.washington.edu/event or call 206-543-0138