Matt Creed

Three’s a Charm for Nathan Englander

February 7, 2012

A quick wit may come naturally to the 42-year-old native New Yorker Nathan Englander, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t work hard. 2012 is an object lesson in Englander endurance, when three of his years-in-development writing projects are slated to hit shelves, stages, and Seder dinners (respectively). First comes his latest-short story collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, out this month from Knopf. Then in March, Englander ambitiously teams up with writer Jonathan Safran Foer on a translation of the Haggadah, the ancient Jewish text recited at Passover.