Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander is the author of the internationally bestselling story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, the novels Dinner at the Center of the Earth and The Ministry of Special Cases, and the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. He was the 2012 recipient of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for What We Talk About. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Translated into 20 languages, Englander was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker, and has 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. Englander’s play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He has translated New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret’s Suddenly A Knock at the Door. In 2017, Englander was a juror for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize. He is currently Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University. He joined the PEN America Board in 2012.