Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his story collection THE VIEW FROM STALIN'S HEAD (Random House). His novel FAITH FOR BEGINNERS (Random House) was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His stories, essays, creative non-fiction, and more have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Tin House, Subtropics, Details, Crazyhorse, Boulevard, and many others.
- "Sweetness Mattered"
Memoir essay about a unique wooing of a high school crush, in Tin House.
- "My Grandmother, the Undocumented Immigrant"
Creative non-fiction piece combining memoir and travel writing in Tablet Magazine.
- “Guiltless Pleasures" (PDF)
Short story about the food entertainment business and the search for meaning, in Crazyhorse.
- I’m currently working on a project set in the early 1920s in Cuba. I’m not a historical novelist and it’s a bit daunting to embark on something set in another time and place. However, at …
- I’m currently working on a critical essay about two contemporary literary novels, both of which tackle sexual subject matter, yet in ways that feel decidedly unsexy. Yes, there’s a difference between literature and pornography (which …
- I’ve recently received galleys and edits for two new pieces coming out next year, and I’m reminded of how much I love working with smart editors, how they challenge me to dig deeper than I …
"...the stuff of a Czech fairy tale."
"Hamburger engages the reader with wonderfully flawed characters and through the history, legend, and propaganda of modern Jewish life."
"A knockout of a novel… The author’s shrewd and satirical look at Judaism, and American and Israeli style, is in the great tradition of Philip Roth."