Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) was an American author of fiction and non-fiction books. During his writing career, he won two National Book Awards, the Pulitzer Prize and the Gold Medal of the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. He was considered one of the best Jewish American authors of the time, along with Saul Bellow, Joseph Heller and Philip Roth.

Bernard Malamud made his debut as a novelist in 1952 with the novel The Natural. Below is a list of Bernard Malamud’s books in order of when they were first released:

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Natural(1952) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Assistant(1957) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A New Life(1961) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fixer(1966) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pictures of Fidelman(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tenants(1971) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dubin's Lives(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
God's Grace(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Magic Barrel(1958) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Idiots First(1963) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Penguin Modern Stories 1(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Rembrandt's Hat(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Stories of Bernard Malamud(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The People(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Complete Stories(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Talking Horse(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


Notes: Penguin Modern Stories 1 also has stories by David Plante, Jean Rhys and William Sansom. Talking Horse was co-authored by Alan Cheuse.

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Bernard Malamud Synopses: The Assistant is a standalone title by Bernard Malamud. A destitute Italian-American man with a violent history and a bad conscience drifts into the world of a hard-pressed Jewish grocer in Brooklyn and falls in love with his frustrated daughter, who convinces him to change his ways.

Set in Kiev in 1911 during a period of heightened anti-Semitism, The Fixer by Bernard Malamud tells the story of Yakov Bok, a Jewish handyman blamed for the brutal murder of a young Russian boy. Bok leaves his village to try his luck in Kiev, and after denying his Jewish identity, finds himself working for a member of the anti-Semitic Black Hundreds Society. When the boy is found nearly drained of blood in a cave, the Black Hundreds accuse the Jews of ritual murder. Arrested and imprisoned, Bok refuses to confess to a crime that he did not commit.

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