Major Author Reading Series Continues with Best-Selling Author Sam Lipsyte

Renowned author of Venus Drive, Homeland and The Ask to speak at Manhattan College for the biannual reading series on March 31.

On Thursday, March 31, novelist and short story writer Sam Lipsyte will visit Manhattan College as a part of the Major Author Reading Series (M.A.R.S.). Lipsyte will read new prose and answer audience questions at the event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Hayden 100.

Lipsyte’s novels Homeland and The Ask were named New York Times Notable Books after their releases. Lipsyte is also a winner of The Believer Book Award for Homeland. He also has published series of short stories, most recently in 2013 with The Fun Parts.  

Vanity Fair once called Lipsyte “so funny you might lose an eye.” His works have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Tin House, Open City, n+1, McSweeney’s and The New York Times Book Review, among others.

The son of American sports journalist and author, Robert Lipsyte, Sam Lipsyte received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2008. He currently teaches fiction at Columbia University.

The event is free of charge and open to the general public. The Major Author Reading Series is sponsored by the School of Liberal Arts and the English department. For more information, contact Dominika Wrozynski, Ph.D., assistant professor of English, at or (718) 862-7921, or Adam Koehler, associate professor of English, at or (718) 862-7546.

MC Staff