Free tickets are available to Case Western Reserve University students, faculty and staff to attend the next William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage featuring authors Elif Batuman and Gary Shteyngart.
Batuman’s writing has been described as witty and concise. Her critically acclaimed collection, The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. The New York Times praised the book as “hilarious, wide-ranging, erudite and memorable.” Either/Or, the much-anticipated sequel to Batuman’s Pulitzer Prize-nominated book, The Idiot, was released in March 2022.
The New York Times-bestselling author Shteyngart is known for writing satire. His first novel, The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, published in 2002, received the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and the National Jewish Book Award. Shteyngart’s second novel, Absurdistan, was named one of the best books of the year by Time, The Washington Post and The Chicago Tribune. His most recent novel, Our Country Friends, was released in November 2021.
Batuman and Shteyngart will speak at the Maltz Performing Arts Center Thursday, May 4, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Students, faculty and staff can use the code WCSSTDNT2223 when registering to get free tickets.