Monday, December 17, 2018

Nathan Englander’s ten desert island books

Nathan Englander is the author of the novels Dinner at the Center of the Earth and The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urges and What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank—winner of the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

His forthcoming novel is

One of Englander's ten favorite books, as shared at
The Underground Railroad, Colson Whitehead

This goes on my short list of gigantical best sellers that, when I read it way back in galleys, made me think, “This is going to be a gigantical best seller — and truly deserves to be.” It’s just fantastically imagined and extraordinarily powerful.
Read about the other entries on the list.

The Underground Railroad is among Greg Mitchell's top ten escapes in literature and President Obama's summer 2016 reading list.

--Marshal Zeringue