Sam Lipsyte with Darin Strauss

Thursday 02 May, 2013
7pm, $0

NYU Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House
58 West 10 Street

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Sam Lipsyte’s story collection, “The Fun Parts,” is new from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. In conversation with Darin Strauss.

Sam Lipsyte (born 1968) is an American novelist and short story writer.

The son of the sports journalist Robert Lipsyte, Sam Lipsyte was born in New York City and raised in Closter, New Jersey. He lives in Manhattan, and teaches fiction at Columbia University.

Lipsyte was an editor at the webzine FEED. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Quarterly, The New YorkerHarper'sNoonTin HouseOpen CityN+1SlateMcSweeney'sEsquireGQBookforumThe New York Times Book ReviewThe Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesNouvelle Revue FrançaiseThe Paris ReviewThis Land, and Playboy, among other places. Lipsyte's work is characterized by its verbal acumen and black humor. His books have been translated into several languages, including French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. His novel The Ask was published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2010, and in the United Kingdom by Old Street Publishing. In May 2011, HBO announced development of a comedy, "People City," based on Lipsyte's work, with Lipsyte serving as writer and executive producer.

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