Read this: Gary Shteyngart wins prize, will party with a pig; reclusive heiress Huguette Clark

May 25, 2011

(Courtesy of Gary Shteyngart)



“I’m going to get really drunk with the pig and go to a pub in Glasgow.”




Gary Shteyngart, on becoming the first American author to win the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction — the prize is a boatload of champagne and the honor of having a pig named after your book — for his novel “Super Sad True Love Story.” Read more in our colleague Neely Tucker’s story.

In other news: The saddest obituary of a reclusive heiress you’ll read this month: Huguette Clark, 104, last seen in public in 1928; spent the last quarter century living in hospitals.

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