About Andrew Foster Altschul

Andrew Foster Altschul is the author of the novel Lady Lazarus, published earlier this year. His short fiction and essays have appeared in Esquire, McSweeney’s, Fence, One Story, and other publications, as well as anthologies including Best New American Voices and O. Henry Prize Stories. He is a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post and co-organizer of the Progressive Reading Series, a monthly literary event supporting progressive candidates for Congress. He lives in San Francisco and teaches in the graduate writing program at Mills College.


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Letter from Jew-neau (Part V): In Which the Author Quotes Plath in the Bath

By September 26, 2008

This is the story of a powerful love, the kind that comes along once in a lifetime. It’s the story of a man who meets his destiny in the eyes of an Alaskan princess, under the infinite Alaskan sky, who … Read More

Letter from Jew-neau (Part IV): In Which the Author is Saved

By September 25, 2008

So there I was, bent over backward in a marble cistern, two Aryan bodyguards holding my arms down, while Todd Palin shoved my face underwater. I could hear people singing and clapping, behind me a Kenyan preacher shouting about witchcraft … Read More

Letter from Jew-neau (Part III): In Which Sarah Palin Reveals Her Breasts and Her Plans for the Jews

By September 24, 2008

A lot of people are emailing me, texting me, Skyping me. A few want more details about Lady Lazarus – I tell them, check my website! ­- but most want to know about Sarah.  "What’s she really like?" they ask. … Read More

Letter from Jew-neau (Part II): In Which the Author is Hunted, Tortured, and Brought to Climax

By September 23, 2008

“A little to the left,” Sarah said. “A little more. Left! Left! Yes, that’s perfect. Now faster.” “Like this?” I said. I was breathing hard, blowing steam into the air. “Is that good?” “Faster!” she said. Her command echoed across … Read More

Letter from Jew-neau (Part I): Sweet, Crude Sex with Sarah

By September 22, 2008

Dear Jewcy, Thanks for inviting me to be a guest blogger! I have to admit, at first I wasn’t sure what to write about. I mean, I do post every so often on The Huffington Post–but those are usually impassioned … Read More