Today my friend Roman Tsivkin and I had some fun with the Russian-born novelist Gary Shteyngart on Twitter. My friend Roman and Shteyngart share a very similar background–both are Russian Jews, about 40, live in NYC, both were born in what used to be Leningrad, and they both look VERY MUCH alike.
Roman recently posted a new photo of himself (see below) and I had to Tweet both Roman and Shteyngart and remark on the similarity…Only on Twitter can you interact with a writer as well-known as Shteyngart and have a little fun too.
Roman’s new Twitter photo:
And here is a photo of Shteyngart:
And here is the exchange of Tweets:
— Robert Fay (@RobertFay1) April 17, 2013
— Gary Shteyngart (@Shteyngart) April 17, 2013
— Roman Tsivkin (@Zenjew) April 17, 2013