Acclaim for Sibirischer Schwindel and Marx for a Post-Communist Era
Sullivan's Sibirischer Schwindel - two adventure novels in one volume - was published in Germany in the distinguished Die Andere Bibliothek series in 2002 ("Germany's finest literary series," DIE ZEIT). His philosophy work, Marx for a Post-Communist Era: On Poverty, Corruption and Banality, was published by Routledge in 2001 (Top 5 Publishers in Philosophy, The Leiter Report). The three works were written in Paris, Bangkok and Washington D.C. between 1996 and 2001.
Discovery Book Award Winner, Hollywood Film Festival, 2001
20 Best Novels of the Year, Hamburg City Library, 2002
“Sullivan’s well-crafted mixture of sense and sensibility, the marriage of orgiastic prose and sober observations makes for an entertaining as well as enlightening read.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung
“With his two adventure novels, Sullivan takes off with a verbal fireworks of Humor, Trash and Philosophy…an absolute literary discovery… a promising mix of Henry Miller and Thomas Pynchon.” Titel Magazin
“Sullivan’s adventure novels are a delightful read ranging from alternative Ethnokitsch to frontier capitalism.”Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
"Two widely-acclaimed examples of the post-Soviet expat genre are Gary Shteyngart's Russian Debutante's Handbook and Stefan Sullivan's Sibirischer Schwindel." Prof. Hans Rindisbacher, Pomona College
"A wild Absurdistan...An electrifying Satyricon à la russe,." TAZ
Recommended Reading, CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL THOUGHT: A READER AND GUIDE, ed. Allan Finlayson (NYU Press, 2003)
“Sullivan's lucid retelling of the cultural origins and history of Marxism and economic theory is unparalleled.”
C. Jason Smith, Reconstruction
“Sullivan dissects the economic, political and cultural consequences of a world driven by profit and greed. A marvelously humane and hopeful critique of the dominant ideology.”
David McLellan, University of Kent, author of Karl Marx: His Life and Thought, and Marx before Marxism
"Sullivan has deeply internalized the Marxist concept of the `realm of freedom` and brought it to bear on the daily world around him."
Ian McKay, author of Rebels, Reds, Radicals: Rethinking Canada`s Left History
"a thought provoking analysis of the relevance of Marx since the collapse of communist power."
Leslie Holmes -- Communism: A Very Short Introduction, (Oxford University Press, 2009).
"Possibly the most stigmatized thinker in the west, Marx has been distorted or co-opted by friends and foes alike. Sullivan reinvigorates a Marxist critique tarnished by scholasticism, party sloganeering and simplistic refutations."
– Staff Pick of the Month: John Huntington, Politics and Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse, Washington D.C.
"Bucking all trends, Sullivan builds a compelling argument about why Marx is still very important to understand current issues in political economy and culture."
Gerald McDermott, Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina