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Past EventsSunday, March 6

Super Sad Love Story

David Schneider
Gary Shteyngart

Put together one of America’s best novelists –  the irreverent Russian-born Gary Shteyngart –  and the only UK comedian who is an expert in Yiddish –  the sparkling David Schneider –  and you will get a super-funny, super-sharp conversation about the future of books, media culture, the fall of the American empire and our need for love.

David Schneider – comedian writer and Yiddish academic – attained fame in films and TV shows such as The Day Today and I’m Alan Partridge. He is currently writing a BBC sitcom and a play.

Gary Shteyngart is an American novelist, born in Leningrad. His satirical novels – The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story – have won major prizes.

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