Joshua Cohen (writer)

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Joshua Cohen
Born 1980
Somers Point, New Jersey
Occupation novelist, story writer
Nationality  United States
Period Contemporary
Genres Jewish, Literature, Speculative Fiction

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


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

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

Story Collections[edit]

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

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


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



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.

From May through December 2012 Cohen was the New Books critic for Harper's.


"The 2013 Matanel Prize in Jewish Literature".[10] Pushcart Prize 2012. [11]

Selected Reviews[edit]


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