Bonus: Gary Shteyngart & Paul LaFarge

In our bonus episodes, notable authors talk with someone they admire. Next up: Gary Shteyngart and Paul LaFarge.

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All summer we’ve been inviting previous Bookable guests back to the show to talk to other authors they admire.  Well today we’re breaking the mold  because there are just too many authors we haven’t been able to get on the show--yet.  In our latest installment: Gary Shteyngart and Paul LaFarge.  Paul and Gary live in upstate New York in neighboring towns. They talk about writing and craft and living through this present moment--all while a tornado heads directly for them.

About the Host

Amanda Stern is Bookable’s host. Founder of the popular literary event series Happy Ending at Joe’s Pub in New York City, Stern is also a writer. Happy Ending ran for more than a decade and was selected as New York’s best book-related series by New York MagazineThe Village Voice and NY Press. The New York Times Magazine singled out Happy Ending as a force keeping “downtown New York alive.”


This episode was produced by Amanda Stern, Beau Friedlander and Andrew Dunn, who also mixed the episode and created Bookable's chill vibe.  Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media.


"Books that Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Different Strokes" by Jupyter, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis.

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