Due to Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey the venue and time for this reading have changed to Stude Concert Hall, Rice University, at 8 pm. For a map and parking instructions at Stude Concert Hall click here.
“NATHAN ENGLANDER’S elegant, inquisitive, and hilarious fictions are a working definition of what the modern short story can do,” according to Jonathan Lethem, and Michiko Kakutani in The New York Times writes, “Englander’s voice is distinctly his own—daring, funny and exuberant.” His story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, won the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, and was named a New York Times Notable Book and an NPR Best Book of 2012. Michael Chabon hailed the collection as “certifiable masterpieces of contemporary short-story art.” Englander’s other works include the story collection For the Relief of Unbearable Urges, the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the play The Twenty-Seventh Man, which premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. He translated the New American Haggadah (edited by Jonathan Safran Foer) and was co-translator of Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock at the Door. He will read from his new novel, coming out in September, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, a political thriller set in the conflicted Israeli-Palestinian region.
NICOLE KRAUSS, according to The New York Times, is “one of America’s most important novelists.” NPR’s Fresh Air calls her “a fiction pioneer… giving readers the thrill of seeing the novel stretched into amorphous new shapes.” Her bestselling novel Great House was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Orange Prize, and The History of Love, also an international bestseller, won the William Saroyan Prize and France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Ėtranger. She will read from her new novel Forest Dark. Publishers Weekly, in a starred review writes, “Krauss’s elegant, provocative, and mesmerizing novel is her best yet…. Vivid, intelligent, and often humorous, this novel is a fascinating tour de force.” Philip Roth hails it as “a brilliant novel. I am full of admiration.” In 2007 Krauss was named one of Granta‘s “Best Young American Novelists” and in 2010 one of The New Yorker’s “20 Under 40.” Her work has been translated into more than 35 languages.
Reading followed by an on-stage interview, book sale and signing.
To order books by Nathan Englander & Nicole Krauss at a discount click here.
To submit questions for Nathan Englander & Nicole Krauss click here.
To learn more about the 2017/2018 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Series click here.