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Isaac Bashevis Bashevis Singer

journalist , writer

Isaac Bashevis Singer, Polish writer. Recipient Epstein Fiction award, 1963, Playboy award for best fiction/short story, 1967, Poses Creative Arts award, 1970, National Book awards, 1970, 74, Nobel Prize for Literature, 1978, Handel medallion, 1986, Gold medal Academy Arts and Letters, 1989.

Background

Singer, Isaac Bashevis was born on July 14, 1904 in Radzymin, Poland. Came to the United States, 1935, naturalized, 1943. Son of Pinchos Menachem and Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer.

Education

Student, Rabbinical Seminary, Warsaw, Poland, 1927. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, 1963. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Long Island University, 1979.

Career

With Hebrew and Yiddish publications in Poland, 1926-1935, Jewish Daily Forward, New York City, 1935-1985.

Works

Membership

Fellow Jewish Academy Arts and Sciences, National Institute Arts and Letters, Polish Institute Arts and Sciences in American. Member American Academy Arts and Letters. Clubs: Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association (New York City).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Walking in the bad air of New York City.

Connections

Married Alma Haimann, February 14, 1940. 1 son, Israel Zamir.

father:
Pinchos Menachem Singer

mother:
Bathsheba (Zylberman) Singer

spouse:
Alma Haimann