Recent Projects

The new collection of stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, is now available in stores. iBookstore | IndieBound | Amazon | Powell's | Barnes & Noble

For the past three years, Nathan has been working on an original translation of the Haggadah. The New American Haggadah, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer, will be published in March by Little Brown. IndieBound | Amazon | Powell's | Barnes & Noble

Nathan's play The Twenty-Seventh Man produced by the Public Theater, will premiere in November 2012.

Upcoming

Monday
Mar122012

With Jonathan Safran Foer at Sixth & I, Washington, D.C.

Monday, February 19, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Sixth and I, Washington D.C.

"The two writers discuss their "New American Haggadah," a contemporary take on the traditional Passover text."  From The Washington Post

Monday
Mar122012

In Conversation with Jonathan Safran Foer at the Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Thursday, March 15, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

"AARON ROLAND SPECIAL LECTURE: Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander, authors, in conversation about their version of the New American Haggadah

This program is free and open to the public but tickets are required. Please visit stanfordtickets.org or call 650-725-2787 to reserve your seat. Doors will open at 6:30pm, your ticket guarantees your seat until 6:50pm when all unfilled seats will be filled by patrons waiting for an open seat."  From Stanford Taube Center for Jewish Studies

Monday
Mar122012

In Conversation with Nathaniel Deutsch and Jonathan Safran Foer at the JCC of San Francisco

Wednesday, March 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
JCC of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

"Read each year during Passover, the Haggadah exists as one of the oldest, most timeless, and sacred books in Jewish history. Now, Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) orchestrates a new way of experiencing and understanding this text. His unique and absorbing book is beautifully designed and illustrated by the acclaimed Israeli artist and calligrapher Oded Ezer with a new translation by Nathan Englander (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges), and brings together some of the pre-eminent voices of our time with provocative commentary by major Jewish writers and thinkers, including Lemony Snicket, Nathaniel Deutsch, Jeffrey Goldberg and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein."  From The JCC of SF

Monday
Feb062012

Palo Alto

Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Oshman Family JCC, Palo Alto, CA

I'm excited to see Rabih Alameddine who is coming out to introduce me in Palo Alto. If you haven't read his novel, The Hakawati, I would. (And I happen to be a big fan of Koolaids: The Art of War, an early book of Rabih's, that I used to make everyone read when I lived in Jerusalem 100 years ago.)

"Join renowned author Nathan Englander as he discusses his newest book, "What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank." Rabih Alameddine, author of The Hakawati, will introduce Mr. Englander.

In his eight new short stories, Englander grapples with the great questions of modern life, displaying a command of language and an imagination that place him at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction."  From San Francisco Chronicle

Monday
Feb062012

San Francisco

Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
JCC of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA

So looking forward to returning to San Francisco, and to doing another event at the San Francisco JCC.

"A regular contributor to the New Yorker, Nathan Englander won the PEN/Malamud award for his first collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an international bestseller. He joins us to discuss his new book, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, eight short stories that grapple with great questions of modern life. The title story, inspired by Raymond Carver’s masterpiece, is a provocative portrait of two marriages in which the Holocaust is played out as a devastating parlor game."  From JCC of San Francisco