The Tsar of Love and Techno was also selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the 100 Notable Books of 2015 and was highlighted as a New York Times Editors’ Choice. Time magazine included Tsar in its holiday book gift guide, with Sarah Lyall writing, “This book will burn itself into your heart. It’s a collection of interlocking short stories that stand alone but also fit together, piece by delicate piece, to form an astonishing whole…It’s funny, moving and beautiful, the perfect antidote to end-of-the-year ennui.” The Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, D.C., named the book one of its six favorite novels of 2015, and Kirkus Reviews included it in its Best 2015 Fiction to Get Your Book Club Talking.