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Joshua Cohen

Author, "Book of Numbers"

Joshua Cohen is a novelist and literary critic. He’s the author of the critically acclaimed Book of Numbers, which has been called “The Great American Internet Novel” and of Witz, which was named a Best Book of 2010 by The Village Voice and Four New Messages, which was named a Best Book of 2012 by The New Yorker..

Cohen grew up in Atlantic City. He currently lives in Red Hook. He reads both German and Hebrew and has translated works in both languages into English. He attended the Manhattan School of Music and studied composition.

Cohen is the New Books critic for Harper's. His essays have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The Jewish Daily Forward, Nextbook, Tablet Magazine, Triple Canopy (online magazine), Denver Quarterly, The Believer, The New York Observer, The London Review of Books, N+1 online, Guernica Magazine', and elsewhere.