Shalom Auslander was raised in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Tablet, and the New Yorker, and has had stories aired on NPRs This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskins Lament. He lives in New York.
Congratulations to Shalom Auslander on winning the JQ Wingate Prize for his novel HOPE: A TRAGEDY. He wasn't able to make it to the UK to accept his first ever prize, so he sent this video...
Shalom is both provocateur and humanist. He is also a truly wonderful comic writer who tells a story with such an outlandish premise and yet makes it totally believable.
We're so delighted that Hope: A Tragedy has been shortlisted for Jewish Quarterly's Wingate Prize 2013.
Much has been said about this year’s Three Under Three contest, much of it false, much of it accusatory and much of it of a vitriolic personal nature directed at myself. I would like to address some of these issues head-on, and in as straightforward and honest a manner as I can
When the manuscript for Shalom Auslander’s new novel landed in the Picador office in May 2011 we didn’t know what had hit us. Shalom’s previous blackly comic books, a collection of stories called Beware of God and a fabulous memoir (fabulously titled, Foreskin’s Lamen...
Below is a sneak peak at the opening pages of Shalom Auslander's brilliant new novel Hope: a Tragedy. Enjoy!