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.
- "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.
- "On Jacob Dinezon's Memories and Scenes"
Literary essay about why some writers make it in translation and others don't, in Tin House.
- In Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Lamott talks about the necessity of what she famously terms “shitty first drafts.” Novelist Michael Chabon has also said that his first drafts are as bad as the writing …
- I’ve been working on a personal essay for Tin House magazine that made me think of a quote from Gordon Lish (paraphrased by Dana Spiotta), “Whatever you’re trying to hide is what makes you an …
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"...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."