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Sam Lipsyte

Biography

Sam Lipsyte

Sam Lipsyte is the author of the story collections VENUS DRIVE (named one of the top 25 books of its year by the Voice Literary Supplement) and THE FUN PARTS and four novels: HARK, THE ASK, THE SUBJECT STEVE and HOME LAND, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award. He is also the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship. He lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.

Sam Lipsyte

Books by Sam Lipsyte

by Sam Lipsyte - Fiction, Humor, Satire

In an America convulsed by political upheaval, cultural discord, environmental collapse and spiritual confusion, many folks are searching for peace, salvation and --- perhaps most immediately --- just a little damn focus. Enter Hark Morner, an unwitting guru whose technique of “Mental Archery” --- a combination of mindfulness, mythology, fake history, yoga and, well, archery --- is set to captivate the masses and raise him to near-messiah status. It’s a role he never asked for, and one he is woefully underprepared to take on. But his inner circle of modern pilgrims have other plans, as do some suddenly powerful fringe players.

by Sam Lipsyte - Fiction, Short Stories

Sam Lipsyte’s second collection of short stories features the characters you would expect to see in a Lipsyte book: wise-cracking slackers from New York and New Jersey, most of them male, with drug and commitment problems. But you also get well-rounded female characters, touching moments between dying parents and their adult progeny, and surprisingly poetic writing. THE FUN PARTS fulfills the promise of VENUS DRIVE, Lipsyte’s vivid first collection.