March 16, 2023 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Gary Shteyngart: U-M Judaic Studies Department Belin Lecture.

This bestselling Russian-born writer and humorist, whose irreverent stories blend irony, absurdity, and wit to explore themes of identity, cultural differences, and the immigrant experience, reads from and discusses his work. Shteyngart’s 2021 novel, Our Country Friends, takes inspiration from Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya to tell the story of a group of old friends riding out the Covid-19 pandemic in a Hudson Valley country estate. Followed by a signing and Q&A. 5:30–8 p.m., Weiser Hall, 10th fl., 500 Church. Free. 763–9047.