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 short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Englander's play, The Twenty-Seventh Man, premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret's Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.


“The old 2nd Ave. Deli Pastrami on Rye.”


the 2nd Ave. Deli

162 E 33rd St, New York, NY 10016

the NEW, that is. Sure, as many of you know, the old 2nd Ave. Deli no longer exists, but rest easy, friends...their Pastrami on Rye is alive and well and freakin’ delicious at their new location at 33rd St. and Third Ave. Go and enjoy Nathan’s favorite,  and ask Saul at the counter for a chocolate egg cream.