Aaron Hamburger

Aaron Hamburger was awarded the Rome Prize by the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his short story collection The View From Stalin's Head (Random House, 2004), also nominated for a Violet Quill Award. His next book, a novel titled Faith For Beginners (Random House, 2005), was nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. His writing has appeared in Poets and Writers, Tin House, Details, The Forward, and The Village Voice. He has received fellowships from the Edward F. Albee Foundation and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in Umbria, Italy, as well as a residency from Yaddo. Currently he teaches creative writing at Columbia University.

Life and Action

Fiction: The End of Anti-Semitism

What happens when you encourage children to unburden themselves, to dispense with the inhibitions and the fears that stifle their inner literary selves? Aaron Hamburger tells the story of two adolescent boys coming out to each other, however awkwardly, in a Midwestern Jewish elementary school.

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