Shalom Auslander

(Monsey, New York, 1970)

Born in 1970 into New York’s orthodox Jewish community, writer Shalom Auslander rebelled against it all by means of explicit pornography, junk food (non-kosher, of course) and constant blasphemy against the vengeful God of the Old Testament. His hilarious take on life, his fatalistic humour and his skilful summaries of family misfortune have produced two magnificent books, Foreskin's Lament: A Memoir and Hope: a Tragedy, both published in Spanish by Blackie Books.
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