Between the Covers on 03/29/12

Between the Covers
Air date: 
Thu, 03/29/2012 - 11:00am - 11:30am
Short Description: 
What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Nathan Englander

Host David Naimon talks with writer, Nathan Englander, about his new short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk about Anne Frank.

Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, a story collection that earned him the PEN/Faulkner Malamud Award and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Sue Kauffman Prize. His first novel, The Ministry of Special Cases (Vintage International), set during Argentina’s Dirty War, came out in 2007. And this year finds Englander particularly busy, with a play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, premiering at The Public Theater in New York, the release of his original translation of the Haggadah, the prayerbook used during the Passover seder, edited by Jonathan Safran Foer, and his much anticipated story collection that we will talk about today, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank.

“It takes an exceptional combination of moral humility and moral assurance to integrate fine-grained comedy and large-scale tragedy as daringly as Nathan Englander does.”

—Jonathan Franzen

"What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank vividly displays the humor, complexity, and edge that we've come to expect from Nathan Englander's fiction--always animated by a deep, vibrant core of historical resonance."

—Jennifer Egan


Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Copyright Policy | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION