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This is a list of notable Jewish Americans|Jewish American authors. See separate lists for List of Jewish American playwrights|playwrights and List of Jewish American poets|poets. For other notable Jewish Americans, see Lists of American Jews.

Jewish American authors

  • Aimee Bender — novelist and short story writer, known for her often fantastic and surreal plots and characters[1]
  • Bernard Cooper, novelist, short story writer[2]
  • Barthold Fles,[3] literary agent and non-fiction writer
  • Les Golden gambling writer, astronomy textbook author, playwright, environmentalist[4][5][6]

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  • Fran Lebowitz, author, known for her sardonic social commentary on American life through her New York sensibilities[10]
  • Seymour Martin Lipset, political sociologist [11]
  • Mark Obama Ndesandjo, author, half-brother of President Barack Obama[12]
  • Jodi Picoult, novelist[13]
  • Lea Bayers Rapp,[14] non-fiction and children's fiction writer
  • Gary Shteyngart (1972– ) Russian-born writer[15]
  • George Steiner (1929–) literary critic[16]
  • Leopold Tyrmand, writer [17]
  • Judith Viorst (1932–) author, known for her children's literature[18]
  • Rebecca Walker (1969–) activist and writer[19]
  • Wendy Wasserstein (1950–2006) playwright and Andrew Dickson White Professor-at-Large at Cornell University, also recipient of Tony Award for Best Play and Pulitzer Prize for Drama[20]

See also


  • Jewish American literature
  • List of Jewish American poets
  • List of Jewish American playwrights
  • List of Jewish American journalists
  • Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States
  • Before Columbus Foundation


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  18. ^ Viorsthttp://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=16603 "Two Jewish children's authors have events of note going on this week. At Pepperdine's Smother's Theatre, see the staged musical adaptation of Judith Viorst's..."
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