Sam Lipsyte

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Sam Lipsyte
reading at Philip Roth birthday reading, Library of Congress, 2014
reading at Philip Roth birthday reading, Library of Congress, 2014
Born1968
New York City
Occupationprofessor
Genrenovelist, short story writer
Notable awardsNew York Times Notable Book of the Year,
Believer Book Award

Sam Lipsyte (born 1968) is an American novelist and short story writer.[1]

Life[edit]

The son of the sports journalist Robert Lipsyte, Sam Lipsyte was born in New York City and raised in Closter, New Jersey.[2] He lives in Manhattan and teaches fiction at Columbia University.[3]

Lipsyte was an editor at the webzine FEED.[4] His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Quarterly, The New Yorker, Harper's, Noon, Tin House, Open City, N+1, Slate, McSweeney's, Esquire, GQ, Bookforum, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Nouvelle Revue Française, The Paris Review, This Land, and Playboy, among other places.

Lipsyte's work is characterized by its verbal acumen and black humor. His books have been translated into several languages, including French, Russian, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. His novel The Ask was published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2010, and in the United Kingdom by Old Street Publishing. In May 2011, HBO announced development of a comedy, "People City," based on Lipsyte's work, with Lipsyte serving as writer and executive producer.[5]

Awards[edit]

His novel Home Land was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year for 2005 and winner of the inaugural 2004 Believer Book Award. Venus Drive was named one of the 25 Best Books of 2000 by The Village Voice Literary Supplement. In 2008, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship.[6]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Venus Drive, Open City Books, 2000, ISBN 978-1-890447-25-0
  • The Subject Steve, Broadway Books, 2001, ISBN 978-0-7679-0885-6; reprint Random House, Inc., 2002, ISBN 978-0-7679-0917-4
  • Home Land, Flamingo, 2004, ISBN 978-0-00-717036-4; Macmillan, 2005, ISBN 978-0-312-42418-3
  • The Ask, Macmillan, 2010, ISBN 978-0-374-29891-3
  • The Fun Parts, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2012, ISBN 978-0-374-29890-6
  • Hark, Simon & Schuster, 2019, ISBN 978-1501146060

Anthologies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Venus Drive, story by Sam Lipsyte, Open City (magazine). Accessed July 28, 2011.
  2. ^ Staff. "Corrections", Poets & Writers, May/June 2010. Accessed July 28, 2011. "Sam Lipsyte's hometown is Closter, New Jersey, not Demarest, as stated in Failure's Fortune by Frank Bures (March/April 2010)."
  3. ^ Sam Lipsyte: Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Undergraduate Creative Writing, Columbia University. Accessed July 28, 2011.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2010-06-09.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Rose, lacey. "HBO Developing Comedy From Author Sam Lipsyte (Exclusive)", The Hollywood Reporter, May 23, 2011. Accessed July 28, 2011.
  6. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim". www.gf.org. Retrieved 12 May 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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