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.



Sixthy & I in Washington, D.C.

Monday, February 13, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Sixth and I, Washington D.C.

I think I've already raved about how pretty Sixth and I is, but it's just a really special place to be able to talk. Headed back that way on Monday.

"The eight stories comprising What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life.


Admission: Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 the day of the event, or receive 2 FREE tickets with the purchase of the book through Sixth & I ($25)."  From Sixth and I


Harvard Bookstore

Friday, February 10, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge

"Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome celebrated novelist and short-story writer NATHAN ENGLANDER for a reading of his latest collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank."  From Harvard Bookstore


Nathan Englander and Colum McCann at Greenlight Bookstore

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Greenlight Bookstore, Brooklyn

Greenlight Bookstore (my local book-haunt, they're just shy of getting a restraining order against me) is hosting an event for my new collection.  I'll be in conversation with Colum McCann--about which I am thrilled.  Colum in Brooklyn is a rare day.

From Greenlight Bookstore:

"Brooklyn author Nathan Englander discusses his new story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories with novelist Colum McCann

Brooklyn-based and critically-acclaimed author Nathan Englander joins us at Greenlight to discuss his new collection of stories, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank with friend and fellow novelist Colum McCann, author of the National Book Award-winning Let the Great World Spin. These eight new stories display a gifted young author grappling with the great questions of modern life, written with a command of language and imagination that place Englander at the very forefront of contemporary American fiction. 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. In the outlandishly dark “Camp Sundown” vigilante justice is undertaken by a group of geriatric campers in a bucolic summer enclave. “Free Fruit for Young Widows” is a small, sharp study in evil, lovingly told by a father to a son. Beautiful and courageous, funny and achingly sad, Englander’s work is a revelation."


Book Launch at The New York Public Library with Sarah Jones

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
New York Public Library, New York

"Former Cullman fellow Nathan Englander in conversation with playwright and performer Sarah Jones about his new collection of stories entitled, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank." From New York Public Library

Watch amazing, Tony Award winning Sarah Jones' TED talk here.


Selected Shorts with Nora Ephron

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Symphony Space, New York

"A discussion and reading with these two writers, who are friends, will open this series of readings of short stories; also taking part will be the actor Michael Stuhlbarg, who had roles in Ethan and Joel’s Coen’s 2009 film “A Serious Man” and Martin Scorsese’s recent “Hugo” and is now appearing in the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire.” Mr. Englander’s new book of short fiction, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” (Knopf), is due in early February. Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, at 95th Street, (212) 864-5400,; $27, or $15 for those 30 and younger." From The New York Times

Happy to say that Tony Award Winner, Bill Irwin (aka Mr. Noodle from Elmo's World, but I love him in "My Blue Heaven") will be reading a story as well.