Shalom Auslander, A L Kennedy
Shalom Auslander is angry and scared. Angry at God, at his family, his orthodox upbringing, at the world we live in. Scared, because as hard as he may try, he is still a believer and convinced that a vengeful and cruel God will punish him for his irreverence. The result is as profoundly dark as it is hilariously funny.
Shalom Auslander comes from an ultra-Orthodox background in Monsey, New York. Nominated for the Koret Award for writers under thirty-five, he has published articles in Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, Tablet and the New Yorker and has had stories aired on NPR’s This American Life. He is the author of the short-story collection Beware of God and the memoir Foreskin’s Lament. He lives in New York.A L Kennedy
A L Kennedy was born in Dundee. She is the author of 14 books and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. All The Rage, a new collection of short stories, will be out in 2014. She is also a dramatist for the stage, radio, TV and film and blogs regularly at Guardian Online.