Nathan Englander
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Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank and the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, as well as the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (all published by Knopf/Vintage).

His short fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, and The Washington Post, as well as The O. Henry Prize Stories and numerous editions of The Best American Short Stories.

Translated into more than a dozen languages, Englander was selected as one of "20 Writers for the 21st Century" by The New Yorker, received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters. He's been a fellow at the Dorothy & Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library, and at The American Academy of Berlin. He teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at Hunter College along with Peter Carey and Colum McCann, and, in the summer, he teaches a course for NYU's Writers in Paris program.

This year, along with the publication of his new collection, Englander's play The Twenty-Seventh Man will premiere at The Public Theater, and his translation New American Haggadah (edited by Jonathan Safran Foer) will be published by Little Brown. He also co-translated Etgar Keret's Suddenly A Knock at the Door forthcoming in March from FSG. He lives in Brooklyn, New York and Madison, Wisconsin.

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    • What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

    • Stories
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Kirbey Heyborne, Lincoln Hoppe, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    These eight new stories from the celebrated novelist and short-story writer Nathan Englander display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Englander at his best!

    • By Avi Stachenfeld on 03-19-12

    Regular price: $24.50

    • Dinner at the Center of the Earth

    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 91

    A political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So Many Roads to Peace, Blocked

    • By Joe Kraus on 09-15-17

    Regular price: $28.00

    • Reunion

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection, a mental patient tries to get help from a rabbi to smooth over family problems his manic episodes cause....

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-07
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $2.79

    • For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

    • Stories
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael, Arthur Morey, Susan Denaker
    • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduced an astonishing talent....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Powerful Literature

    • By TS on 09-25-12

    Regular price: $27.93

    • The Twenty-Seventh Man

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Paul Michael
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection, a clerical error lands earnest, unpublished Pinchas Pelovits in prison with 26 other writers....

    Regular price: $3.93

    • The Ministry of Special Cases

    • A Novel
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him and spends his nights protecting the good name of a community that denies his existence....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story, well written

    • By Nanciana on 02-03-13

    Regular price: $31.93

    • The Last One Way

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 43 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection, an Orthodox Jewish wife is abandoned and made miserable because her husband will not consent to a religious divorce....

    Regular price: $3.93

    • The Tumblers

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection, a group of World War II-ear Hasids are mistaken for acrobats....

    Regular price: $3.93

    • The Wig

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In this short story from Nathan Englander's collection, an aging wigmaker becomes, for a single moment, beautiful....

    • A Short Story from 'For the Relief of Unbearable Urges'
    • By: Nathan Englander
    • Narrated by: Susan Denaker
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Release date: 03-15-07
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 ratings

    Regular price: $3.93

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