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Nathan Englander is the author of the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, an international best seller, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, and the novels The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth.  His books have been translated into twenty-two languages, and he is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O'Connor Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and was a Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. His play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at the Public Theater in 2012. He is Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter. His newest novel, is available now. » Full Bio


"Englander is mischievously hilarious, nightmarish, suspenseful, inquisitive, and deliriously tender in this concentrated tale of tradition and improvisation, faith and love.”

– Booklist

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Dinner at the Center of the Earth

”Superb: a work of psychological precision and moral force.”
– Colson Whitehead

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank

"Certifiable masterpieces of contemporary short-story art."
– Michael Chabon

The Ministry of Special Cases

"A mesmerizing rumination on loss and memory, spun out with a fabulism that recalls Isaac Bashevis Singer… Masterly."
– Los Angeles Times

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

"Taut, edgy, sharply observed….A revelation of the human condition."
– The New York Times Book Review