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.



Bryn Mawr

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 7:30 p.m.
Goodhart Music Room, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Posting this after the fact...but I had a wonderful time out at Bryn Mawr, both speaking in class with their fabulous students and at the public reading that night. Thankful to have been invited. The rest of their very wonderful reading series is listed here.


Literary Death Match

Sunday, July 17, 2011, 8:05 p.m.
Le Carmen, Paris, France

"In a post-Bastille Day lit celebration for the millennium (at Le Carmen), Literary Death Match is teaming with Shakespeare & Co. to deliver one of the surefire greatest LDMs in our five-year history!The lineup is awash with stellar stars, including a judging trio that boasts all-world scribe Nathan Englander (author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and The Ministry of Special Cases), spectacular comedian Sebastian Marx (host of Pranzo's New York Comedy Night), and Minnie Moskowitz's keyboardist extraordinaire Tara Mulholland!They'll pass judgment on a genius foursome of readers, including Rachel Zucker (author of Home/Birth: a poemic — co-written with Arielle Greenberg), poetic mastermind Matthew Rohrer (Destroyer and Preserver), The Paris Literary Prize-winner Rosa Rankin-Gee (author of the novella The Last Kings of Sark), and Paris-born scribe Mabrouck Rachedi (author of Le Poids d'une âme and Le Petit Malik). Hosted by LDM creator Todd Zuniga. Produced by Jemma Birrell, Harriet Alida Lye & Pauline Perrignon." From Literary Death Match


NYU Paris Reading

Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
NYU Campus, Paris, France

I'll be reading with Chris Adrian, author of The Great Night, and Aleksandar Hemon, author of The Lazarus Project


God and Fiction, with Granta Magazine

Wednesday, June 30, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Shakespeare & Company, Paris, France

From Granta: "Do writers of fiction have to create a cosmology in order to exist? How does the secular world challenge a fiction that is wrestling with questions of faith? For cultural atheists, what is it like to work and live in the US, the most religious country in the West? These are a few of the questions that Chris Adrian, Nathan Englander and Aleksandar Hemon will address tomorrow night at Shakespeare & Co for the ‘God in Fiction’ event in Paris. Following a reading from each of the authors, there will be a discussion on religion and atheism in fiction, with Granta editor John Freeman as moderator."


"How I Started," with The New Yorker Magazine

Monday, June 20, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Joe's Pub, New York

Every month, The New Yorker magazine presents a live discussion of a topic from its pages. The next talk is called "How I Started." I'll be there, with New Yorker fiction contributors Jennifer Egan, who just won the Pulitzer Prize for A Visit From the Goon Squad, and the unparalleled Karen Russell, author of the bestselling Swamplandia!, and other writings with crocodiles. The New Yorker's Fiction Editor, Deborah Treisman, will be moderating. And, apparently, we will be discussing, "breaking into the literary life."