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Exciting acquisition news …

Nathan Englander

Amy Davies - September 5th, 2011

We’re absolutely thrilled to be publishing Nathan Englander’s short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank next February. Nathan was one of The New Yorker’s 20 Writers to Watch in the 21st century, has won the PEN Malamud Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize, the Guggenheim Fellowship and the Bard Fiction Prize.

 His books, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and The Ministry for Special Cases received rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank has attracted more advance praise than any other book we can remember!

Jonathan Franzen: ‘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. His writing is liberal in every good sense of the word.’

Gary Shteyngart: ‘Nathan Englander is a master of the short story and one of the great voices of our time… The best work yet from a true American treasure.’

Jonathan Safran Foer: ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank is Nathan Englander’s wisest, funniest, bravest and most beautiful book. It overflows with revelations and gems.’

Dave Eggers: ‘Nathan Englander is one of our most consistently brilliant, bold and funny writers – that part isn’t really in doubt – but the depth of his feeling is the thing that separates him from just about everyone.’

Colum McCann: ‘This collection is a jolt of electricity through the heart, the head, the whole body nation… In Englander’s hands, story-telling is a transformative act. Put him alongside Singer, Carver and Munro. Englander is, quite simply, one of the very best we have.’

Michael Chabon: ‘Certifiable masterpieces of contemporary short story art.’

Jonathan Lethem: ‘Nathan Englander’s elegant, inquisitive, and hilarious fictions are a working definition of what the modern short story can do.’

Click here to watch Nathan Englander making the perfect cup of coffee online at McSweeney’s.

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank will be published by W&N in February 2012. Watch this space for more!

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