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Author Information: Isaac Bashevis Singer

 
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1904-1991

Isaac Bashevis Singer was born in Radzymin, Poland, in 1904. Singer is widely recognized as the last great Yiddish writer. In Poland he worked for the Yiddish press, and since 1935 he has been a regular contributor to the Jewish Daily Forward, the principal Yiddish newspaper in the United States. His novels include Satan in Goray, The Family Moskat, The Magician of Lublin, The Slave, The Manor, The Estate, and Enemies: A Love Story. His collections of stories include Gimpel the Fool, The Spinoza of Market Street, Short Friday, The Seance, and A Crown of Feathers. He has also written many children's books and one memoir, In My Father's Court. Singer is the brother of the late I. J. Singer, also a great Yiddish writer.

Isaac Bashevis Singer received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1978.

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