Bestselling novelist and short story writer Nathan Englander was selected as one of “20 Writers for the 21st Century” by The New Yorker. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages and he was a finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. His essays have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Washington Post. He teaches in the MFA program at New York University. His most recent novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, is a political thriller that pivots on the complex dynamic between a prisoner and his guard during the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.