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Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart

American authors Jonathan Lethem and Gary Shteyngart discuss radicalism, belonging and why being American is no longer enough.

American authors Jonathan Lethem and Gary Shteyngart discuss radicalism, belonging and why being 'American' is no longer enough.

Gary Shteyngart is the author of Super Sad True Love Story, Absurdistan and The Russian Debutante's Handbook. Born in Leningrad, he moved to America in the '70s. His new memoir is called Little Failure.

Jonathan Lethem's books include The Fortress of Solitude, Motherless Brooklyn and Chronic City. His new novel Dissident Gardens draws on his upbringing in hippie New York and explores radicalism from American communism and folk music to the Occupy movement.

Producer: Jacqueline Smith.

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45 minutes

Gary Shteyngart

Gary Shteyngart

Little Failure by Gary Shteyngart is available in hardback and e-book now. 


Photo: © Brigitte Lacombe

Jonathan Lethem

Jonathan Lethem

Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem is available in hardback and e-book now. 


Photo: © John Lucas

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Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Jonathan Lethem
Interviewed Guest Gary Shteyngart
Producer Jacqueline Smith

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