Books by Nathan Englander

DINNER AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH by Nathan Englander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"An uneasy blend of political intrigue, absurdity, and romance struggles to establish a steady, never mind believable, tone."
A prisoner is held for more than a decade in the Israeli desert while, elsewhere, a general in a coma hallucinates about his past life and a young man works to fund the Palestinian resistance. Read full book review >
SUDDENLY, A KNOCK ON THE DOOR by Etgar Keret
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 3, 2012

"More like bits and sketches than stories, from a writer who is often very funny and inventive, and occasionally profound."
Stories about storytelling from a young Israeli author. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 15, 2012

"The author at his best."
Parables of emotional complexity and moral ambiguity, with lessons that are neither easy nor obvious, by a short-story master (For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, 1999, etc.). Read full book review >
THE MINISTRY OF SPECIAL CASES by Nathan Englander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2007

"A political novel anchored, unforgettably, in the realm of the personal. Englander's story collection promised a brilliant future, and that promise is here fulfilled beyond all expectations."
The fate of Argentina's Jews during the 1976-83 "Dirty War" is depicted with blistering emotional intensity in this stark first novel from the author of the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges (1999). Read full book review >
FOR THE RELIEF OF UNBEARABLE URGES by Nathan Englander
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1999

"An exemplary fusion of what T.S. Eliot called 'Tradition and the Individual Talent,' and a truly remarkable debut."
A debut collection of nine stories that explore the condition of being Jewish with an often hallucinatory, epigrammatic eloquence that is, as advertised, reminiscent of the fiction of Isaac Singer, Saul Bellow, and especially Bernard Malamud. Read full book review >