Isaac Bashevis Singer 1904–
Polish-born novelist, short story writer, translator, and journalist.
Singer writes primarily in Yiddish. Much of his fiction deals with his East European Jewish heritage; magic, mysticism, and folk traditions are frequent motifs in his work. A master storyteller, Singer does his best writing in his novellas and short stories. Winner of the 1978 Nobel Prize for Literature, Singer is generally regarded as the greatest living Yiddish writer. He has resided in the United States since 1935.
(See also CLC, Vols. 1, 3, 6, 9, 11, 15; Children's Literature Review, Vol. 1; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 1-4, rev. ed.; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 1; Something about the Author, Vol. 3; and Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 6.)