An Evening with Nathan Englander
Nathan Englander’s most recent book, critically-acclaimed Kaddish.com, follows Larry—the secular son in a family of Orthodox Jews—who hires a stranger through a website called kaddish.com to say Kaddish for his father. Irreverent, hilarious, and wholly irresistible, Nathan Englander’s tale brilliantly captures the tensions between tradition and modernity.
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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. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and 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.