A Queer Vietnamese-Houstonian-New Yorker Writer musing about the arts and absurdities when not screenwriting or playwrighting

Fiction Forum: Nathan Englander at New School

Author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander paid a visit for a New School Fiction Forum and shared his latest work, Dinner at the Center of the Earth.

His fusion of somberness and wit in the midst of surviving the explosions and passing chaos of the Israelis and Palestinians conflict overwhelmed me. He speaks of having a triangular slice of American pizza after being in traumatizing proximity to a bombing, where he knew he couldn’t be deaf to “people not living.” He states that even when there are explosions out there, the writer survives with their fingers still dancing on the keyboards. Englander is quite committed to his cause of peace.

Most memorable soundbite: “I like books with no answers.”

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