The success of the ubiquitous comedy trend in the literary world might sound like a long shot; but this event, part of BAM and Greenlight Bookstore’s new ongoing collaboration, Unbound, has been impeccably cast. Who better to excoriate than Shteyngart, the self-effacing and amiable author of playfully satiric novels Super Sad True Love Story and Absurdistan? And with writers adept at slinging barbs on the dais—including Jay McInerney and Sloane Crosley—laughs are guaranteed. If you’re still not convinced, google Shteyngart’s book trailer for Super Sad—it reveals him to be a clever ham who knows how to take a joke.
Unbound: Gary Shteyngart Roast
|Venue name:||BAM Harvey Theater||Contact:|
651 Fulton St
|Cross street:||between Ashland and Rockwell Pls|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, N, Q, R to Atlantic Ave–Barclays Ctr; C to Lafayette Ave; G to Fulton St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Nevins St|