Michael Orbach

Michael Orbach is a writer living in New York.

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“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”

A Q&A with Elisa Albert, author of the new novel ‘After Birth’

David Bezmozgis on Zionism, Betrayal, and the Legacy of Soviet Jewry

An interview with the author about his new novel, “The Betrayers.”

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.”

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis”

Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person

Q&A with the author of “A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York”

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.”

Gary Shteyngart On Surviving Solomon Schechter, Soviet Pain, And Botched Circumcisions

“I was the most Republican kid on the planet. At age 11 I had membership in the NRA.”

Jonathan Lethem is Happy You Give a Shit

Talking to the ‘Dissident Gardens’ author about Brooklyn, teenagers, and iconoclastic grandmothers