About Adam Mansbach

Adam Mansbach is the author of several novels, including The End of the Jews, winner of the California Book Award for Fiction, and the bestselling Angry Black White Boy. He is the 2009-2010 New Voices Professor of Fiction at Rutgers University.

Toward a More Perfect Union? (Part Three)

By July 25, 2009

Had Obama not lent so much currency to the notion of a kind of equality of racial bitterness, enacted on a field that everyone thinks favors the other team, the case of Geraldine Ferraro might not have played out as … Read More

Toward a More Perfect Union? (Part Two)

By July 24, 2009

Largely because of hip-hop, American coolness is coded and commodified more than ever as American blackness. White kids all over the country believe, based on the signifiers flashing on their TV screens, that blackness equals flashy wealth, supreme masculinity, and … Read More

Toward a More Perfect Union? (Part One)

By July 23, 2009

I watched Barack Obama’s "Toward A More Perfect Union" in my living room, on a laptop computer with tinny speakers. Like millions of other Americans, I felt a surge of amazement, a sense of expanding possibility, at the sheer fact … Read More

Turns Out I’m a Jewish Writer

By April 11, 2008

From: Adam To: Arnon Re: Obligatory Jew(ish) Reflections Arnon, I’m on a bit of an ah-the-wonderful-writing-life vibe today, because I went to an excellent party last night, thrown in honor of my friend Colm Tobin. There were a bunch of … Read More

What Do a White Boy Who Loves Hip-Hop and A Swiss Kid Who Thinks He’s the Messiah Have in Common?

By April 9, 2008

From: Adam To: Arnon Re: Lazy Motherfuckers Arnon, Too much honor for the novelist? Impossible, man. What we sacrifice in job security and health insurance, we’ve gotta recoup somehow. Certainly the only thing more frustrating than being asked to categorize … Read More

Arnon Grunberg and Adam Mansbach On Their New Novels About Snot-Nosed Jewish Punks

By April 8, 2008

Adam Mansbach's new novel The End of the Jews tells the story of two brash young men: Tristan, a budding novelist in Depression-era New York, and his grandson Tris, a graffiti artist in love with a Czech photographer. Arnon Grunberg's … Read More