(L-R) Gal Beckerman, David Bezmozgis, and Gary Shteyngart at The Koffler @ the IFOA event Writing Russian Roots.
Writing Russian Roots
Acclaimed authors David Bezmozgis (Natasha and Other Stories, The Free World) and Gary Shteyngart (The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Super Sad True Love Story) both born in the former Soviet Union in the 70s, both moved to Toronto and New York respectively as children, and both mine their Russian-Jewish immigrant experiences in their writing. Conversation moderated by journalist Gal Beckerman, author of the definitive book on Soviet Jewry. Presented as part of kofflerkultura.