Nathan Englander - — in conversation with Glen Welden — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

Upcoming Event
Sunday, March 31, 2019 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Englander burst on the literary scene in 1999 with the breathtaking stories of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges. Through a second collection and two novels, The Ministry of Special Cases and Dinner at the Center of the Earth, he’s honed his wit to an even finer, more excruciating edge. His latest novel combines his signature themes—religion, family, irreverence—for an insightful and very funny look at Larry, a secular Jew living in Brooklyn. When his father dies, Larry refuses to recite the Kaddish each night for eleven months, instead hiring someone through a web site to do it for him. Then, guilt-stricken, Larry undergoes a spiritual transformation, changes his name to Shuli, and becomes a teacher of Hebrew studies. A sly parable for the digital era, Englander’s work is also a serious exploration of traditional Jewish ideas of the soul and afterlife.

Englander will be in conversation with NPR's Glen Weldon

Politics and Prose at Union Market
1270 5th Street NE
Washington, DC 20008
Union Market
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ISBN: 9781524732752
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Published: Knopf - March 26th, 2019

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