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.

Recent Publications
  • Helpful Advice for Writing Historical Fiction

    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 …
  • The Right Way to Write about Sex?

    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 …
  • The Joys of Being Edited

    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 …
Upcoming Events
  1. Food Writing Workshop

    April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. World Building: Making Settings Matter

    June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Self-Editing Strategies

    June 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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."

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