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Nathan Englander

Biography

Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander’s short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic and numerous anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Englander is the author of the novels THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES and DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and the story collections WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANNE FRANK, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and FOR THE RELIEF OF UNBEARABLE URGES, which earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2012, Englander’s play “The Twenty-Seventh Man” premiered at The Public Theater, and his translation of NEW AMERICAN HAGGADAH (edited by Jonathan Safran Foer) was published by Little Brown. He also co-translated Etgar Keret’s SUDDENLY A KNOCK ON THE DOOR published by FSG. He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

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Nathan Englander

Books by Nathan Englander

by Nathan Englander - Fiction

A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined --- a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. 

by Nathan Englander - Fiction, Short Stories

These eight new stories from celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander address the great questions of modern life, exploring a range of eccentric characters through history and across generations.