A Conversation with Nathan Englander
American Academy alumnus Nathan Englander returns to Berlin to read from his story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, just published in German. In eight masterful stories, Englander grapples with the weight of the past, the relationship between history and the present, and the place of the Holocaust in modern life. With humor, pathos, and astonishing dexterity, Englander presents unforgettable characters wrestling with issues of faith, justice, desire, and love. The result is an indispensable collection of contemporary classics. He spoke about the book, his travels, and his craft with literary critic Weiland Freund of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.