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Nathan Englander, the internationally acclaimed author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, discusses his latest story collection, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank. These eight stories display Englander grappling with the great questions of modern life with a command of language and the imagination that place him at the forefront of contemporary American fiction.


Recorded Monday, February 27, 2012 at the Harold Washington Public Library.

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