Shalom Auslander

Shalom Auslander

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 NPR’s This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin’s Lament. He lives in New York.


Forget 40 Under 40, What About Three Under Three?

Forget 40 Under 40, What About Three Under Three?

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

Read an Extract from Hope: A Tragedy

Solomon Kugel has had enough of the past and its burdens. So, in the hope of starting afresh, he moved his family to a small rural town where nothing of import has ever happened.

Hope: A Tragedy - Join the debate

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 Lament), might have in some way prepared us for the shocking originality of Hope: A Tragedy, but actually nothing really could . . .