About Michael Orbach

Michael Orbach is a writer living in New York.

“The Job of a Novelist is to Talk About the Difficult Thing”

By April 23, 2015

A Q&A with Elisa Albert, author of the new novel ‘After Birth’ Read More

David Bezmozgis on Zionism, Betrayal, and the Legacy of Soviet Jewry

By December 15, 2014

An interview with the author about his new novel, “The Betrayers.” Read More

Debut Novelist Yelena Akhtiorskaya on Misery, Writing, and Brighton Beach

By September 30, 2014

“Russian writers are like Russian people: there’s not a lot of bullshit.” Read More

Anya Ulinich on Autobiography in Fiction, Drawing, and the Perverse Pleasures of OkCupid

By September 4, 2014

Q&A with the author of “Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel” and “Petropolis” Read More

Graphic Novelist Liana Finck on Yiddish Letters, Teen Angst, and Becoming a Book Person

By July 23, 2014

Q&A with the author of “A Bintel Brief: Love and Longing in Old New York” Read More

Boris Fishman on Grandfathers, Russian Hirsuteness, and the Immigrant Experience

By June 12, 2014

“Russian culture tends to go soulful and deep much more quickly than American culture.” Read More

Gary Shteyngart On Surviving Solomon Schechter, Soviet Pain, And Botched Circumcisions

By February 18, 2014

“I was the most Republican kid on the planet. At age 11 I had membership in the NRA.” Read More

Jonathan Lethem is Happy You Give a Shit

By September 24, 2013

Talking to the ‘Dissident Gardens’ author about Brooklyn, teenagers, and iconoclastic grandmothers Read More