Critically acclaimed author Nathan Englander opens the Fall 2012 Distinguished Writers Series this Thursday, September 27 at 4:30 PM with a reading from his award-winning collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank (Knopf, 2012). The reading will take place at the Susan and Donald Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College which is located on the second floor of Green Hall. The event is free, parking on campus is also free.
Englander is the author of the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and the novel The Ministry of Special Cases (both Alfred A. Knopf). His fiction and essays have been published in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Washington Post and Electric Literature, and have been anthologized in The O. Henry Prize Anthology and several editions of Best American Short Stories.
The New Yorker selected Englander as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century.” He received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a PEN/Malamud Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts & Letters and, most recently, The Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. He also translated the text for the forthcoming New American Haggadah (ed: Jonathan Safran Foer) from Hebrew to English, and is currently translating short stories by the renowned Israeli writer, Etgar Keret. The theatrical adaptation of his short story “The Twenty-Seventh Man,” will premiere at The Public Theater in New York in the fall of 2012.
Visit newhouse-center.org to learn more about the Distinguished Writers Series and the Center's other fall programming.
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