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Nathan Englander


Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander is the author of the novels DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH and THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES, and the story collections FOR THE RELIEF OF UNBEARABLE URGES and 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. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 YEARS OF THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES. Englander’s play, "The Twenty-Seventh Man," premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.

Nathan Englander

Books by Nathan Englander

by Nathan Englander - Fiction, Humor

Larry is the secular son in a family of Orthodox Brooklyn Jews. When his father dies, it’s his responsibility to recite the Kaddish, the Jewish prayer for the dead, every day for 11 months. To the horror and dismay of his sister, Larry refuses --- imperiling the fate of his father’s soul. To appease her, Larry hatches an ingenious if cynical plan, hiring a stranger through a website called to recite the prayer and shepherd his father’s soul safely to rest.

by Nathan Englander - Fiction, Political Thriller, Suspense, Thriller

In the Negev desert, a nameless prisoner languishes in a secret cell, his only companion the guard who has watched over him for a dozen years. Meanwhile, the prisoner’s arch nemesis --- The General, Israel’s most controversial leader --- lies dying in a hospital bed. From Israel and Gaza to Paris, Italy and America, Nathan Englander provides a kaleidoscopic view of the prisoner’s unlikely journey to his cell.

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.