Adam Langer

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Adam Langer
Born 1967 (age 50–51)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Occupation Novelist, short story writer, playwright, journalist
Nationality American
Subject Fiction
Notable works Crossing California
Spouse Beate Sissenich

Adam Langer (born 1967) is an American author best known for his novel Crossing California, which was published in 2004.


Langer grew up in the West Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago, where he attended Daniel Boone Elementary School. He attended Evanston Township High School from 1980–1984 and graduated from Vassar College in 1988. Returning to Chicago, he worked for a little over a decade as an editor, nonfiction author, playwright, theater director, and film producer. In 2000, he won a fellowship to Columbia University's National Arts Journalism Program and remained in New York as a senior editor of Book Magazine until it folded in 2003. He had a weekly column in The Book Standard.

In August 2012, he was named Arts Editor of The Jewish Daily Forward.[1]



  • Crossing California (2004)
  • The Washington Story (2005)
  • Ellington Boulevard (2008)
  • My Father's Bonus March (2009)
  • The Thieves of Manhattan (2010)
  • The Salinger Contract (2013)


  1. ^ "Staff Bios –". Retrieved 2012-09-21. 

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