Nathan Englander, whose latest novel is “Dinner at the Center of the Earth” in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.
An acclaimed fiction writer, Nathan Englander’s second novel concerns the ongoing crisis between Palestinians and Israels in the story of a prisoner, a former Mossad agent, now being held in an Israeli prison. No one knows he is there. Based on the story of “Prisoner X,” the novel deals with the nature of identity, politics, and empathy.
In this interview, he also discusses his earlier short story collection, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” which delves into Jewish identity and history.
An extended version of this interview can be found as a Radio Wolinsky podcast.