Joseph O'Neill is an Irish novelist and non-fiction writer. O'Neill's novel Netherland was awarded the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad. His novels include "Absurdistan" and "Super Sad True Love Story," which won the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize; excerpts from both books were published in The New Yorker. His début novel, "The Russian Debutante's Handbook," won a Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction and a National Jewish Book Award for fiction.