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NovelsAuthorExtra Info
Fear of Flying, How to Save Your Own LifeHas been married four times.
Tevye the Dairyman and the Railroad Stories, The Old CountryHis pen name is a Yiddish greeting meaning 'peace be with you.'
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, The Yiddish Policeman's UnionHis professor sent the manuscript of his first novel to a literary agent without his knowledge.
The Bus Driver Who Wanted to Be God & Other Stories, Missing KissingerWrote his first short story while serving in the Israeli army.
So Big, ShowboatNot known to have had any romantic or sexual relationships.
The Magician of Lublin, The Golem, Yentl the Yeshiva BoyHis pen name was based on his mother's name.
Night, Dawn, DayNight was originally composed in Yiddish, much longer, and titled And The World Remained Silent.
Heir to the Glimmering World (aka The Bear Boy), The ShawlWrote The Shawl after reading a brief mention of one mother's experience during the Holocaust.
The Chosen, My Name Is Asher LevAttended both Yeshiva University and Jewish Theological Seminary.
My Michael, A Tale of Love and DarknessChanged his last name from Klausner after moving to a kibbutz in his teens.
A History of Love, Man Walks into a RoomMarried to Jonathan Safran Foer.
Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir, Beware of God: StoriesHis work has been featured on This American Life.
If This Is a Man (aka Survival in Auschwitz), If Not Now, When?Some debate whether his death after a fall down stairs was suicide.
NovelsAuthorExtra Info
Three Lives, The Autobiography of Alice B. ToklasStudied at Radcliffe College and was a student of William James.
This Is Where I Leave You, Everything ChangesHas pitched a tv pilot to HBO.
The Metamorphosis, The TrialIsrael has pursued a lawsuit laying claims to his manuscripts, sparking questions about the nature of his Jewish identity and the relationship between Jewishness and the State of Israel.
David Golder, Suite Fran├žaiseConverted to Roman Catholicism, but nevertheless was sent to Auschwitz because of her Jewish heritage. Many of her works have been published posthumously.
Exodus, Mila 18Wrote Exodus after time spent in Israel during the campaign with specific plans that the book would become a film screenplay.
The Rise of David Levinsky, Yekl: A Tale of the New York GhettoLongtime editor of the American Yiddish newspaper The Forward.
Portnoy's Complaint, The Plot Against AmericaMany of his novels are based in Newark, New Jersey, where he grew up.
Everything is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly CloseHas become outspoken about vegetarianism and recently published Eating Animals on the subject.
The Adventures of Augie March, HerzogOnly person to win the American National Book Award three times.
This is the Light, The Lady of the CastleMore a poet than an author of novels, she established the Comparative Literature Department at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Catch-22, Something HappenedCatch-22 was originally Catch-18 but was changed to avoid confusion with Mila 18.
The Diary of a Young GirlA graphic novel was recently published that portrays her diary and life before and after hiding in the secret annex.

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