"I Like Kale": Questions for Gary Shteyngart

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Gary Shteyngart says the characters in his new novel "Super Sad True Love Story" are the first ones he has written that he has really loved. The novel is set in the near future, which for Shteyngart is the easiest thing to write about. "To write about the present now is impossible," he says. 

"So much information is being thrown at us that I sometimes forget who I am, where I live, what my address is. I've been run over by so many cabs because I'm walking with my iPhone 12 and it's beeping at me and pinging at me and I forget to look around me and I forget to see the world around me."



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