Photo: Annette Hornischer

Writer, New York

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction - Class of Fall 2009


Nathan Englander was born in Long Island, New York, in 1970. His short fiction has appeared in Atlantic Monthly, New Yorker, and numerous anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories. Englander’s story collection, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (Knopf, 1999), earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by the New Yorker, and was a fellow at the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers at the New York Public Library in 2004. He published his first novel, The Ministry of Special Cases, in 2007. His most recent books are The New American Haggadah, which he translated, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer, and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, both published in 2012.