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Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander’s short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and numerous anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Englander is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases and the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, which earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.


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For the Relief of Unbearable Urges
Written by Nathan Englander
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2000
$15.00/18.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70443-7 (0-375-70443-4)

One of the most stunning literary debuts of our time, these energized, irreverent, and deliciously inventive stories introduce an astonishing new talent.

In the collection's hilarious title story, a Hasidic man gets a special dispensation from his rabbi to see a prostitute. "The Wig" takes an aging wigmaker and makes her, for... Read more






The Ministry of Special Cases
Written by Nathan Englander
Vintage | Trade Paperback | April 2008
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-70444-4 (0-375-70444-2)

From its unforgettable opening scene in the darkness of a forgotten cemetery in Buenos Aires, Nathan Englander's debut novel The Ministry of Special Cases casts a powerful spell. In the heart of Argentina's Dirty War, Kaddish Poznan struggles with a son who won't accept him; strives for a wife who forever... Read more






What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
Written by Nathan Englander
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 2013
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-94960-8 (0-307-94960-5)

A New York Times Notable Book
An NPR Best Book of 2012

These eight powerful stories, dazzling in their display of language and imagination, show a celebrated short-story writer and novelist grappling with the great questions of modern life.

From the title story, a provocative portrait of two marriages inspired by Raymond Carver’s...

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