Scott Nadelson is the author of three story collections published by Hawthorne, including Aftermath and The Cantor’s Daughter. A winner of the Oregon Book Award for short fiction, the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize, and the Great Lakes Colleges New Writers Award, he teaches creative writing at Willamette University and in the Rainier Writing Workshop MFA Program at Pacific Lutheran University. He lives in Salem, Oregon.
…A substantial, serious, and intelligent contribution to contemporary Jewish American writing.
- David Shields
- author of A Handbook for Drowning
Scott Nadelson’s interrelated short stories are graceful, vivid narratives that bring into sudden focus the spirit and the stubborn resilience of the Brickmans, a Jewish family of four living in suburban New Jersey. The central character, Daniel Brickman, forges obstinately through his own...Forward
Nadelson chronicles his life in progress with the wry, warm honesty of an old friend catching up.
- Meghan Daum
- author of Life Would Be Perfect If I Lived In That House
Beginning in the summer of 2004, Scott Nadelson’s life fell apart. His fiancée left him a month before their planned wedding. He moved into a drafty attic. His car’s brakes went out. He learned that his cat was dying. Over the next two years, he’d struggle, with equivocal and sometimes...Forward
The stories in Scott Nadelson’s The Cantor’s Daughter seethe with psychological insight.
- Cai Emmons
- author of His Mother's Son
These stories capture Jewish New Jersey suburbanites in moments of crucial transition, when they have the opportunity to connect with those closest to them or forever miss their chance for true intimacy. In "The Headhunter," two men develop an unlikely friendship when Len Siegel, a recruiter,...Forward
Scott Nadelson writes brilliantly.
- Margot Livesey
- author of The House on Fortune Street
The characters in Scott Nadelson’s third collection are living in the wake of momentous events – the rupture of relationships, the loss of loved ones, the dissolution of dreams, and yet they find new ways of forging on with their lives, making accommodations that are sometimes delusional,...Forward
Please join Scott Nadelson and Jay Ponteri in conversation and reading from their memoirs, The Next Scott Nadelson: A Life in Progress and Wedlocked at the event Love Will Tear Us Apart: Memoir and the Art of Self-Scrutiny at Broadway Books.
- locationBroadway Books
- 1714 NE Broadway, Portland, OR 97212
- (503) 284-17
Scott Nadelson writes well and he’s genuinely funny as well as sensitive. It seems rare to read about anyone, especially a man, who has so much trouble becoming angry and who automatically puts all...Forward
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Author Spotlight: Scott Nadelson on Writing the Memoir
Miami Book Radio Most writers find it hard to write about themselves so openly and honestly as you’ve done with The Next Scott Nadelson.
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