Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander is a Toronto-based writer and best-selling author. He is the author of the novels “,” “Dinner at the Center of the Earth,” and “The Ministry of Special Cases.” Since the publication of his first short story collection, “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges,” Nathan has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Bard Fiction Prize, and a fellowship at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library. His second short story collection, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” won the 2012 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Nathan’s writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Vogue, and Esquire, among other places. Nathan was born in West Hempstead on Long Island, New York, and grew up there as part of the Orthodox Jewish community. He has also lived in Israel for five years, as well as in Brooklyn, New York, and Madison, Wisconsin. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, with his wife and children.

• 20+ years of experience as a professional writer
• Won a PEN/Malamud Award, the Bard Fiction Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award
• Finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize
• Anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Stories and numerous editions of “The Best American Short Stories” including “100 Years of the Best American Short Stories”
• Selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker
• Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University
• Graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton and the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa

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