Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg has published five collections of short fiction, the most recent of which is Your Duck Is My Duck (2018). Her work is widely anthologised and has earned her many awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, the Rea Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, the PEN Malamud Award, and the Paris Review’s Hadada Award. She lives in New York City and teaches at Columbia University.



Facing the Strange

It takes a certain eye to recognise the peculiar in the plain. World-renowned short story writer Deborah Eisenberg (Your Duck is My Duck) and award-winning author Bernard Cohen (When I Saw the Animal) reveal how they look for the gems hidden in the minutiae, seek the complex in the simple and spot the funny within…

May 4, 2020

Spotlight on Deborah Eisenberg

Deborah Eisenberg is a virtuoso of the short story. She spins her tales of human fragility, fallibility and unknowability, employing language that is distilled, luminous. Acclaimed as one of America’s finest writers, Eisenberg will talk about writing as a holy pursuit and the surprising nature of life. In conversation with Tali Lavi.

May 3, 2020

How Place Shapes Story

While characters are often seen as the pivotal element in stories, landscape and societal factors provide the layers that help readers find deeper meaning, greater connections, and form those all-important pictures in their mind. Few writers understand this better than Deborah Eisenberg (New York), Orly Castel-Bloom (Tel Aviv), and Tony Birch (Melbourne), and they will…

May 3, 2020

A Literary Morning Tea New York Style

Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn in conversation with Michael Williams. ‘He’s always my first reader. I show him my work when I believe that I am absolutely finished.’ Deborah Eisenberg and Wallace Shawn have lived together since 1972. Join Michael Williams as he talks to New York’s acclaimed literary couple about writing, reading, acting, laughing…

May 6, 2020