Novel Jews: Nathan Englander

Nathan Englander will read from “The Ministry of Special Cases” as part of Novel Jews, the downtown literary series co-sponsored by the Forward and the 14th Street Y. The Jewish Book Council also sponsors this installment.

Nathan Englander’s short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The 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,” earned him a PEN/Malamud Award and the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He lives in New York City.

WHAT: Nathan Englander reading
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, from 7-8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Strand Books
828 Broadway (at 12th Street)

NOVEL JEWS is a critically acclaimed downtown reading series that presents provocative and enlightening new fiction and literary nonfiction by today’s literary superstars and by the emerging voices of tomorrow. Co-sponsored by the 14th Street Y and the Forward.

For more information, visit or contact Alyssa Abrahamson, director of arts, Jewish culture and adult education at the 14th Street Y, at

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