Joshua Cohen (writer)

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Joshua Cohen
Joshua Cohen BBF 2010 Shankbone.jpg
Born 1980
Somers Point, New Jersey
Occupation novelist, story writer
Nationality  United States
Period Contemporary
Genre Jewish, Literature, Speculative Fiction

Joshua Aaron Cohen (born September 6, 1980 in New Jersey) is an American novelist and writer of stories.


Witz was named a Best Book of 2010 by The Village Voice.

Four New Messages was named a Best Book of 2012 by The New Yorker.[1]

His essays have appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, The 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.

Cohen is the New Books critic for Harper's.

Selected Reviews[edit]


"The 2013 Matanel Prize in Jewish Literature".[2] Pushcart Prize 2012



  • Cadenza for the Schneidermann Violin Concerto (2007)
  • A Heaven of Others (2008) (completed in 2004)
  • Witz (2010)
  • Book of Numbers (forthcoming in 2015 from Random House)

Short fiction[edit]


  • The Quorum (2005) (completed in 2001)[3]
  • Aleph-Bet: An Alphabet for the Perplexed (2007)
  • Bridge & Tunnel (& Tunnel & Bridge) (2010)
  • Four New Messages (2012)


Title Year First published Reprinted/collected
Emission 2011 Cohen, Joshua (Spring 2011). "Emission". The Paris Review 196.  Cohen, Joshua (2013). "Emission". In Henderson, Bill. The Pushcart Prize XXXVII : best of the small presses 2013. Pushcart Press. pp. 236–271. 


  • Attention! a (short) history (2013, UK)

Essays and reporting[edit]


External links[edit]