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

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Magic Barrel (1950)Description / Buy at
Selected Stories (1950)Description / Buy at
Idiots First (1963)Description / Buy at
A Malamud Reader (1967)Description / Buy at
Penguin Modern Stories 1 (1969)Description / Buy at
Rembrandt's Hat (1973)Description / Buy at
The Stories of Bernard Malamud (1983)Description / Buy at
The People (1989)Description / Buy at
The Complete Stories (1997)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Best American Short Stories 1964(1964)Description / Buy at
Best of Science Fiction: No. 10(1964)Description / Buy at
Winter's Tales 15(1969)Description / Buy at
Prize Stories 1970: The O. Henry Awards(1970)Description / Buy at
Prize Stories 1973: The O. Henry Awards(1973)Description / Buy at
Wandering Stars: An Anthology of Jewish Fantasy and Science Fiction(1973)Description / Buy at
Great Tales of Mystery and Suspense(1981)Description / Buy at
A World of Fiction(1983)Description / Buy at
Great Baseball Stories(1990)Description / Buy at
The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales(1993)Description / Buy at
Selected Shorts(1993)Description / Buy at
First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers(1994)Description / Buy at
Writing New York(1998)Description / Buy at
The Modern Library: The 200 Best Novels in English Since 1950(1999)Description / Buy at
Wonderful Town(2000)Description / Buy at
The Best American Short Stories of the Century(2000)Description / Buy at
Baseball: a Literary Anthology(2002)Description / Buy at

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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