Gary Shteyngart Biography
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad, USSR, in 1972, and emigrated to the United States seven years later, settling with his family in New York. He is a graduate of Stuyvesant High School in New York City, Oberlin College in Ohio, where he earned a degree in politics, and Hunter College of the City University of New York, where he earned an MFA in Creative Writing. During the early 90's, he worked for some time at NYANA, a refugee resettlement agency in New York City.
Shteyngart now lives in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He has taught writing at Hunter College, and currently teaches writing at Columbia University and Princeton University.
This biography was last updated on 01/19/2010.
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